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Japan’s Terrible Mistake on 'Comfort Women'
January 14, 2017
Japan’s Terrible Mistake on 'Comfort Women'
Japan has overreacted to the latest "comfort women" memorial statue in South Korea.
Japan’s Terrible Mistake on 'Comfort Women'
Speaker Chung Sye-Kyun on South Korea's Political Crisis
January 06, 2017
Speaker Chung Sye-Kyun on South Korea's Political Crisis
Chung Sye-kyun, Speaker of the National Assembly, talks about "Choi-gate" and the future of Korea's foreign relations.
Speaker Chung Sye-Kyun on South Korea's Political Crisis
South Korea-Japan Comfort Women Agreement: Where Do We Go From Here?
September 06, 2016
South Korea-Japan Comfort Women Agreement: Where Do We Go From Here?
Domestic opposition to the deal in South Korea continues to intensify, posing challenges.
South Korea-Japan Comfort Women Agreement: Where Do We Go From Here?
World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia
August 16, 2016
World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia
The 71st anniversary of Japan's surrender saw several officials visit Yasukuni Shrine, although PM Abe did not.
World War II Anniversary Once Again Sparks Controversy in East Asia
6 Months Later: The 'Comfort Women' Agreement
May 11, 2016
6 Months Later: The 'Comfort Women' Agreement
Lacking formal implementation and combined with changing political tides, the comfort women issue will drag on.
6 Months Later: The 'Comfort Women' Agreement
How to Save the Comfort Women Agreement
April 14, 2016
How to Save the Comfort Women Agreement
Advancing Japan-Korea relations will require creativity -- and maybe a change of address for Japan's embassy in Seoul.
How to Save the Comfort Women Agreement
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
April 02, 2016
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
Japan's Foreign Ministry spokesperson on ties with South Korea, China, and the United States.
Japan's Regional Relationships, as Revealed at the Nuclear Security Summit
Japan-South Korea Defense Ties Need a Boost Amid North Korea's Provocations
February 27, 2016
Japan-South Korea Defense Ties Need a Boost Amid North Korea's Provocations
It's time to harness the enormous potential of the Japan-ROK relationship.
Japan-South Korea Defense Ties Need a Boost Amid North Korea's Provocations
The Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal
February 01, 2016
The Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal
Can it last?
The Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal
2015: Japan's Year in Review
January 09, 2016
2015: Japan's Year in Review
Looking back at 2015 and ahead to 2016 for Japan and PM Shinzo Abe.
2015: Japan's Year in Review
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
January 07, 2016
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
The latest nuclear test underscores the challenges of Japan's relationship with North Korea.
North Korea's Nuclear Test: The Fallout for Japan
Why the 'Comfort Women' Deal Will Hold
January 06, 2016
Why the 'Comfort Women' Deal Will Hold
With popular support, the Japan-South Korea comfort women agreement seems likely to succeed.
Why the 'Comfort Women' Deal Will Hold
The Comfort Women Agreement: A Win for Traditional Diplomacy
December 31, 2015
The Comfort Women Agreement: A Win for Traditional Diplomacy
The resolution achieved by South Korea and Japan was a good day for diplomacy.
The Comfort Women Agreement: A Win for Traditional Diplomacy
7 Events of Geopolitical Consequence to Anticipate in Asia in Early 2016
December 31, 2015
7 Events of Geopolitical Consequence to Anticipate in Asia in Early 2016
2016 will kick off with a bang. Here's what you need to keep an eye on early in the new year.
7 Events of Geopolitical Consequence to Anticipate in Asia in Early 2016
South Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’ Reject Deal With Japan
December 30, 2015
South Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’ Reject Deal With Japan
Critics reject the landmark deal as political expediency that does not adequately address the victims' concerns.
South Korea’s ‘Comfort Women’ Reject Deal With Japan
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
December 28, 2015
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
The agreement could provide a long-awaited breakthrough in Japan-Korea ties.
Japan, South Korea Reach Agreement on 'Comfort Women'
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