Misleading posts target South Korean President Yoon with 'bowing to Japan flag' claim

Published on 20/03/2023 at 08:19

Misleading posts criticising South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol claim an image shows him bowing only to the Japanese flag during his meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in March 2023. The posts circulated as Tokyo and Seoul pledged renewed diplomacy following years of strained relations. Corresponding photos of the event actually show Yoon and Kishida bowing to both a Japanese flag and a Korean flag behind it.