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The publishers of The Japan Times and The Korea Herald, the largest English-language newspapers in Japan and South Korea, agreed Monday to exchange stories and background information in various fields.

During a meeting at The Japan Times head office, Toshiaki Ogasawara, chairman and publisher of The Japan Times, and his South Korean counterpart, Hong Jung Wook, reaffirmed an existing exchange agreement between the two papers and agreed to include “prepublication intelligence reports” in their exchange.

Hong heads Herald Media Inc., which also publishes The Herald Business, a Korean-language business and entertainment daily, and The Junior Herald, an English-language weekly for young readers.

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