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Could RCEP Help Improve South Korea-Japan Relations?
November 24, 2020

Could RCEP Help Improve South Korea-Japan Relations?

By Kyle Ferrier
As a byproduct of the mega-deal, Seoul and Tokyo are now bound by their first ever shared free trade agreement.

South Korea’s Fight Against the ‘Sea of Japan’ Pays Off 
November 23, 2020

South Korea’s Fight Against the ‘Sea of Japan’ Pays Off 

By Mitch Shin
The country’s long battle for co-use of the names “East Sea” and “Sea of Japan” is over as the IHO decided to adopt a new numerical system.
South Korea Faces Another Possible Outbreak of COVID-19
November 17, 2020

South Korea Faces Another Possible Outbreak of COVID-19

By Mitch Shin
With more than 200 newly confirmed cases per day recently, Seoul has strengthened social distancing yet again. 

South Korea’s Government and Top Prosecutor Clash Once Again
November 16, 2020

South Korea’s Government and Top Prosecutor Clash Once Again

By Mitch Shin
The country has been divided as the government and prosecutor general tussle over prosecution reform.

WTO Director Race: The Case for Yoo Myung-hee
November 12, 2020

WTO Director Race: The Case for Yoo Myung-hee

By Thomas Byrne
The South Korean trade minister could balance competing concerns from China and the US -- and make the WTO relevant again.

South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences
November 11, 2020

South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences

By Troy Stangarone
A spate of recent exchanges could be seen as an accomplishment in and of itself, but there has been little concrete progress toward a solution on the forced labor issue.

Before Trump, South Korean Conservatives Also Claimed a ‘Stolen’ Election
November 11, 2020

Before Trump, South Korean Conservatives Also Claimed a ‘Stolen’ Election

By Dongwoo Kim
Today's right-wing politics has a transnational element, resulting in eerily similar conspiracy theories about voter fraud in the U.S. and South Korea.
Japan’s Prime Minister Meets Top South Korean Official, Raising Hopes for Thaw
November 11, 2020

Japan’s Prime Minister Meets Top South Korean Official, Raising Hopes for Thaw

By Associated Press
PM Suga met with Seoul’s National Intelligence Service director, a rare bilateral exchange amid strained relations.

South Korea’s After-School Child Care Workers Strike for Better Working Conditions
November 09, 2020

South Korea’s After-School Child Care Workers Strike for Better Working Conditions

By Mitch Shin
Workers want the government to guarantee pay for their extra working hours and stop a move to shift management of the industry from schools to local governments. 

What Does Biden’s Election Win Mean for the South Korean Economy?
November 07, 2020

What Does Biden’s Election Win Mean for the South Korean Economy?

By Kyle Ferrier
The Biden administration will have important ramifications for U.S.-South Korea economics ties, from the KORUS FTA to the TPP.

South Korea’s Flu Vaccine Deaths Preview COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Challenges
November 04, 2020

South Korea’s Flu Vaccine Deaths Preview COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Challenges

By Justin Fendos
The public panic over flu vaccine safety highlights the potential problems facing a COVID-19 vaccine.
Who Is South Korea Rooting for in the US Presidential Election?
November 02, 2020

Who Is South Korea Rooting for in the US Presidential Election?

By Mitch Shin
Apparently, Joe Biden is unofficially favored by South Korea, but there are serious concerns about his approach to North Korea.

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