November 18, 2021
What Will South Korea’s Presidential Election Mean for Japan Ties?
By Mitch Shin
Along with their different policies on North Korea, the two candidates also have different perspectives on Japan.
July 13, 2021
South Korea and Japan Must Stop Politicizing the Olympic Games
By Eunjung Irene Oh
President Moon’s potential visit to Tokyo is the object of a diplomatic tug-of-war. Both sides should treat it as an opportunity, not a bargaining chip.
March 01, 2018
Moon’s March 1 Address Pokes Sensitive Issues With Japan
By Hyunmin Michael Kang
For the first time in 11 years, the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute made its way into a South Korean president’s March 1 remarks.
February 07, 2018
Dokdo or Takeshima? Japan and South Korea Reopen Territorial Row Ahead of Olympic Games
By Thisanka Siripala
Japan lodges protest over Inter-Korean Winter Olympic Unification Flag.
November 10, 2017
Shrimps, Cheese, and Knives: What Do Nations Really Fight for?
By Krzysztof Iwanek
The ‘Dokdo shrimp’ controversy is not the first argument of its kind – in Asia or elsewhere.
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.
April 20, 2015
How to Fix the Japan-South Korea Relationship
By Van Jackson
Washington needs to reorient how it thinks about ties between its two key allies.
April 15, 2015
After 5 Years, Japan, South Korea Hold Security Dialogue
By Ankit Panda
The defense and foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan met for a "two-plus-two" dialogue for the first time in five years.
October 09, 2014
Analyst: China’s Encirclement Could Spark War
By Anthony Fensom
Griffith University's Christian Wirth on the ongoing dangers associated with East Asia's maritime disputes.
August 26, 2014
Dokdo and South Korean National Identity
By Patrick Flamm
Bringing the Dokdo/Takeshima dispute to the ICJ will need a change of national identity narrative in South Korea.
August 13, 2014
Japan’s New Remote Island Defense Plan
By Clint Richards
The Japanese government is pursuing a comprehensive plan to exert control over its far-flung islands.
July 24, 2014
The Consequences of Shaming Politics in East Asia
By Tom Le
In disputes over history and territory, the PR fight is intense … and damaging.