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South Korea and Japan: Resolving the Comfort Women Issue
September 10, 2020

South Korea and Japan: Resolving the Comfort Women Issue

By Naoko Kumagai
A little more empathy is needed, on both sides.

Were ‘Comfort Women’ Forced to Fight for the Imperial Japanese Army?
July 08, 2020

Were ‘Comfort Women’ Forced to Fight for the Imperial Japanese Army?

By Cristian Martini Grimaldi
Eyewitnesses remember women among the soldiers during the battle of Kohima -- something no history book recounts.
Comfort Women: Time’s Up for Activist Leadership
June 08, 2020

Comfort Women: Time’s Up for Activist Leadership

By Kan Kimura
An era of activists speaking on behalf of the women themselves has come to a natural end.

South Korean Court Wades Into Historical Issue
April 16, 2019

South Korean Court Wades Into Historical Issue

By Masao Okonogi
Is there a way out of the Japan-South Korea spat?

A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations
February 06, 2019

A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations

By Kan Kimura
A recent ruling has global implications.

South Korea Decides to Dismantle 'Comfort Women' Reconciliation and Healing Foundation
November 27, 2018

South Korea Decides to Dismantle 'Comfort Women' Reconciliation and Healing Foundation

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
Seoul is walking away from a key part of the 2015 agreement with Tokyo, tossing the comfort women issue back into the spotlight.

Facing 'Rising Sun' Flag Row, Japan Withdraws From International Fleet Review
October 12, 2018

Facing 'Rising Sun' Flag Row, Japan Withdraws From International Fleet Review

By Daniel Hurst
The dispute once again illustrates the extent to which history plagues modern Japan-South Korea relations.
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
August 04, 2018

Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration

By Jeff Kingston
In 1998, Japan and South Korea agreed to “build a future-oriented relationship based on reconciliation.” What went wrong?

Japan-South Korea: So Close, Yet So Far
February 28, 2018

Japan-South Korea: So Close, Yet So Far

By Brad Glosserman
The roots of national identity for each state hinders deeper cooperation between them.

Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women
January 31, 2018

Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women

By Joseph Yi
Controversy over the comfort women is partly rooted in a Manichean worldview dividing people into innocents and oppressors.

Abe Will Go to PyeongChang, Despite Japan-South Korea Tensions
January 25, 2018

Abe Will Go to PyeongChang, Despite Japan-South Korea Tensions

By Ankit Panda
Abe will make a statement on the "comfort women" issue while in South Korea.
What’s Next for South Korea’s Moon Jae-in in 2018?
January 18, 2018

What’s Next for South Korea’s Moon Jae-in in 2018?

By Brad Glosserman
Given that little about what is occurring is new, here is a cliché-ridden assessment of what lies ahead for him.

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