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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.
South Korea Pulls Back From Sex Slave Agreement With Japan
January 08, 2018

South Korea Pulls Back From Sex Slave Agreement With Japan

By Hyunmin Michael Kang
A recent government report criticizes the agreement made under the previous Park administration.

South Korea’s Real Fight Is With China, Not Japan
January 06, 2018

South Korea’s Real Fight Is With China, Not Japan

By Scott W. Harold and Jeffrey W. Hornung
Seoul is picking the wrong battle, with real implications for itself, Washington, and the region. 
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?

By Ankit Panda
Trilateralism over the North Korean issue with the United States has temporarily drawn attention away from bilateral tensions.

How the Comfort Women Settlement Can Boost Japan-ROK Ties
February 17, 2017

How the Comfort Women Settlement Can Boost Japan-ROK Ties

By Ki Suh Jung
Getting past the issue would pave the way for greater collaboration against urgent security threats.

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

By Ankit Panda
Despite a 2015 deal, the "comfort women" dispute between Japan and South Korea continues to have salience for bilateral ties.

Japan Scores Tragic Own Goal with UNESCO Stance
October 21, 2016

Japan Scores Tragic Own Goal with UNESCO Stance

By Edward Vickers
Tokyo’s position is damaging its international reputation and playing into China’s hands.
Grading Obama’s Foreign Policy
March 19, 2016

Grading Obama’s Foreign Policy

By Robert Dujarric
The U.S. president has had plenty of challenges. How well has he handled them?

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