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South Korea Pulls Back From Sex Slave Agreement With Japan
January 08, 2018
South Korea Pulls Back From Sex Slave Agreement With Japan
A recent government report criticizes the agreement made under the previous Park administration.
South Korea Pulls Back From Sex Slave Agreement With Japan
South Korea’s Real Fight Is With China, Not Japan
January 06, 2018
South Korea’s Real Fight Is With China, Not Japan
Seoul is picking the wrong battle, with real implications for itself, Washington, and the region. 
South Korea’s Real Fight Is With China, Not Japan
South Koreans Continue to Distrust Japan. How Will the Upcoming Presidential Election Change That?
April 26, 2017
South Koreans Continue to Distrust Japan. How Will the Upcoming Presidential Election Change That?
Trilateralism over the North Korean issue with the United States has temporarily drawn attention away from bilateral tensions.
South Koreans Continue to Distrust Japan. How Will the Upcoming Presidential Election Change That?
How the Comfort Women Settlement Can Boost Japan-ROK Ties
February 17, 2017
How the Comfort Women Settlement Can Boost Japan-ROK Ties
Getting past the issue would pave the way for greater collaboration against urgent security threats.
How the Comfort Women Settlement Can Boost Japan-ROK Ties
The 'Final and Irreversible' 2015 Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal Unravels
January 09, 2017
The 'Final and Irreversible' 2015 Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal Unravels
Despite a 2015 deal, the "comfort women" dispute between Japan and South Korea continues to have salience for bilateral ties.
The 'Final and Irreversible' 2015 Japan-South Korea Comfort Women Deal Unravels
Japan Scores Tragic Own Goal with UNESCO Stance
October 21, 2016
Japan Scores Tragic Own Goal with UNESCO Stance
Tokyo’s position is damaging its international reputation and playing into China’s hands.
Japan Scores Tragic Own Goal with UNESCO Stance
Grading Obama’s Foreign Policy
March 19, 2016
Grading Obama’s Foreign Policy
The U.S. president has had plenty of challenges. How well has he handled them?
Grading Obama’s Foreign Policy
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
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
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
December 10, 2015
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
Abe’s diplomatic successes are being constrained by his ideological leanings.
Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
Korea-Japan: No End to the Backroom Brawl
November 08, 2015
Korea-Japan: No End to the Backroom Brawl
If the United States truly wants Japan and South Korea to reconcile, it should discourage them from bickering on its own soil.
Korea-Japan: No End to the Backroom Brawl
Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?
November 05, 2015
Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?
The Park-Abe meeting was encouraging, but there are structural issues that still need to be addressed.
Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?
The Abe Statement: A Korean Perspective
August 25, 2015
The Abe Statement: A Korean Perspective
Japan and the U.S. might prefer to keep the focus on the future, but for Korea it is not so simple.
The Abe Statement: A Korean Perspective
Abe Stokes History Wars by Avoiding Apology
August 15, 2015
Abe Stokes History Wars by Avoiding Apology
With his 70th anniversary statement, the Japanese prime minister fails the test of history.
Abe Stokes History Wars by Avoiding Apology
Should the United States Be Blamed for Japan’s Historical Revisionism?
August 15, 2015
Should the United States Be Blamed for Japan’s Historical Revisionism?
In hindsight, exonerating Japan’s Emperor was a grave mistake.
Should the United States Be Blamed for Japan’s Historical Revisionism?
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