November 01, 2019
Japan, South Korea, and the Politics of the Present
By Jennifer Lind
Relations between Japan and South Korea have long fluctuated between comity and crisis.
September 01, 2019
James Schoff: Japan and Korea 'Have Given up on Each Other'
By Ankit Panda
“This episode of Japan-Korea diplomatic friction is different from past instances.”
August 23, 2019
China Urges Dialogue During Trilateral Meet With Japan, South Korea
By Shannon Tiezzi
Ongoing tensions between Tokyo and Seoul cast a notable pall over the foreign ministers meeting.
August 20, 2019
There Will Be No Winner in the Japan-South Korea Dispute
By Sebastian Maslow and Paul O’Shea
The current dispute marks a clear break in both countries’ dealings with historical legacies.
August 14, 2019
The South Korea-Japan Trade Conflict: Cui Bono?
By Sukjoon Yoon
South Korea, Japan, and the US are all damaged by the conflict. China, however, stands to gain.
August 05, 2019
Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill
By Troy Stangarone
If the forced labor rulings are the hidden motivation, Tokyo’s actions are wildly disproportionate.
August 02, 2019
South Korea Vows Countermeasures as Japan Downgrades Trade Status
By Mari Yamaguchi
As Japan escalates its trade restrictions, South Korea vows to respond in kind.
July 29, 2019
What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?
By Mina Pollmann
The export controls are a policy of last resort from a frustrated Tokyo.
July 23, 2019
US Intervention Can’t Break the Japan-Korea Impasse
By Shihoko Goto
Washington's mediation may provide a temporary fix, but not a long-term resolution to the core problems.
July 09, 2019
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
By Thisanka Siripala
Tensions between Tokyo and Seoul show no signs of easing, with a political trade war escalating over historic grievances.
July 04, 2019
Japan-South Korea Spat Threatens to Morph Into Trade War
By Jenna Gibson
Japanese restrictions on high-tech exports to Korea are the latest manifestation of tensions linked to historical issues.
June 26, 2019
Japan-Korea Relations Could Get Worse Before They Get Better
By Andrew Wolman
What will be the impact of the new wave of forced labor lawsuits in South Korea?