Now to neighboring nations' reactions to President Moon's new year's address
Japanese media reported that President Moon showed his determination to improve ties with Japan.
Kyodo News pointed out that he noted the need to take their bilateral relations to the next level that looks toward the future.
However, it pointed out that Moon didn't mention the root cause of their frayed ties: the ruling over compensation for wartime forced labor in 2018.
NHK also reported on Moon's urge to settle matters on the trade front, by saying that if Japan lifts its export restrictions, their relations will develop faster.
Chinese news outlets highlighted President Moon's determination to get inter-Korean relations back on track.
The Global Times reported that Moon called for efforts to foster an atmosphere for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to visit South Korea.