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Kenji Yoshida

Kenji Yoshida is an associate correspondent with JAPAN Forward based in Seoul, South Korea.

Kenji Yoshida is an associate correspondent with JAPAN Forward based in Seoul. He earned his bachelor’s degree in government from The College of William Mary.
Posts by Kenji Yoshida
March 04, 2024

Moon Chung-in on Escalating Inter-Korea Tensions and What Lies Ahead

By Kenji Yoshida
The former special adviser to the South Korean president believes recent moves by Kim Jong Un represent a “brave new world.”

January 30, 2024

Ahn Cheol-soo on the State of South Korean Politics

By Kenji Yoshida
An interview with the former third-party presidential candidate turned PPP lawmaker.
January 13, 2024

Tae Yong-ho on North Korea’s Purposeful Aggression

By Kenji Yoshida
The North Korean diplomat-turned-South Korean lawmaker discusses Pyongyang’s stepped-up artillery shelling and its foreign policy strategy.

January 04, 2024

Can Han Dong-hoon Unite and Lead South Korea’s Ruling Party? 

By Kenji Yoshida and Jason Morgan
Former Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon is the PPP's new leader, but it remains to be seen whether he can step out from President Yoon's shadow.

December 25, 2023

An Interview With Song Young-gil, South Korea’s Other Opposition Leader

By Kenji Yoshida and Joseph Yi
“If I end up creating a new party, the objective will be to oust President Yoon,” says the former Democratic Party head.

December 19, 2023

The Engaging Outsider: Can Ishiba Shigeru’s Iconoclastic Policies Gain Traction?

By Kenji Yoshida and Jason Morgan
The longtime LDP leader has never won the top office, in part because of the pragmatic approach that makes him popular with the public.
December 08, 2023

Japan-South Korea Cooperation Rests on the Rule of Law

By Jason Morgan and Kenji Yoshida
South Korea’s erratic court rulings and disharmony in the justice system are jeopardizing its bilateral relations with Japan.

December 01, 2023

Will Lee Jun-seok Be the Wild Card in South Korea’s General Election? 

By Jason Morgan and Kenji Yoshida
The popular former party chair could rescue the ruling PPP’s chances next April – or he could torpedo the conservative party’s odds.

November 06, 2023

A Turning Point for South Korea’s Weaponization of Defamation Laws?

By Jason Morgan and Kenji Yoshida
The Supreme Court ruling in Park Yu-ha’s case should be a catalyst for change.

October 26, 2023

Can Yoon Suk-yeol Break South Korea’s Decades-Old Political Curse? 

By Jason Morgan and Kenji Yoshida
Will the prosecutor-turned-president resist the temptation to target his predecessor with legal investigations in a bid to shore up his political base?

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