The South Korean economy has shown positive signs recently, but prospects may not be so bright due to the increasing costs of handling an aging society, five South Korean think tank researchers met at a recent symposium in Tokyo to discuss issues facing South Korea.

The five discussed issues affecting the South Korean economy in general, including governmental measures to address the nation's aging society, elderly poverty and South Korean manufacturers returning production back to their home country.

The researchers were guest speakers at the "South Korean economy, industries and companies' moves under the global economy," symposium, which was organized by the Keizai Koho Center in Tokyo on April 18.