August 13, 2022
What Will Kishida Say on August 15 at Japan’s National Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead?
By Mindy Kotler
Kishida has an opportunity to demonstrate his independence now that Abe is gone. Will he return to the legacy of the Murayama statement?
January 26, 2021
Conflict Between South Korea and Japan Surges Again With Court’s ‘Comfort Women’ Decision
By Mitch Shin
The Japanese government rejected a court ruling on compensation for South Korean women forced into sexual slavery during World War II.
January 19, 2021
Japan Urges South Korea to Drop Wartime Compensation Demands
By Associated Press
A South Korean court's recent ruling is likely to further complicate bilateral relations between the two U.S. allies.
December 16, 2020
How the US Can Mediate the Japan-South Korea Dispute
By Xuan Dung Phan
The Biden administration must avoid the fundamental flaw of previous reparations arrangements: prioritizing state interests over victims’ concerns.
December 07, 2020
South Koreans Welcome Decision to Maintain ‘Comfort Women’ Statue in Berlin
By Mitch Shin
Tokyo’s pressure over the statue faced a set-back in Germany as the issue continues to loom large in Japan-South Korea interactions.
September 10, 2020
South Korea and Japan: Resolving the Comfort Women Issue
By Naoko Kumagai
A little more empathy is needed, on both sides.