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History Overshadows Japan-South Korea Rapprochement
September 29, 2022

History Overshadows Japan-South Korea Rapprochement

By Kosuke Takahashi
Why are Japan and South Korea, both U.S. allies and East Asian democracies, continuously at odds over everything from their territorial dispute to wartime labor compensation?

Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle
September 21, 2022

Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle

By Mitch Shin
Yoon emphasized his support for “freedom” in a U.N. General Assembly address, but most attention focused on the dimming chances of a summit with Japan’s Kishida Fumio. 
Shifting World War II Memory in East Asia Signals Newly Emerging Global Alliances
September 02, 2022

Shifting World War II Memory in East Asia Signals Newly Emerging Global Alliances

By Vincent K. L. Chang
With tensions rising in the Indo-Pacific, Beijing’s new triumphalism takes aim at one-time ally U.S., while Washington and its regional partners embrace former foe Japan’s historical revisionism.

Hitting Reset on Japan-South Korea Relations
August 09, 2022

Hitting Reset on Japan-South Korea Relations

By Jessie Laufer
With relatively new governments and a pressing threat from North Korea, the timing to renew Seoul and Tokyo ties is better now than it has been in years.

Can South Korea Mend Ties With Japan?
July 21, 2022

Can South Korea Mend Ties With Japan?

By Mitch Shin
The Yoon administration has expressed a strong willingness to improve bilateral ties with Japan, but Tokyo seems unwilling to budge on the central issues. 

Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Agree to Improve Ties
July 18, 2022

Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Agree to Improve Ties

By Yuri Kageyama and Hyung-jin Kim
Park Jin became the first South Korean foreign minister to visit Tokyo since 2019.

South Korea Takes a Step in Efforts to Repair Relations With Japan
July 14, 2022

South Korea Takes a Step in Efforts to Repair Relations With Japan

By Troy Stangarone
With a new consultative body to address forced labor issues, the Yoon administration is seeking to prevent the issues that scuttled the 2015 "comfort women" agreement.
Japan Cautiously Welcomes South Korean President-Elect
March 11, 2022

Japan Cautiously Welcomes South Korean President-Elect

By Mari Yamaguchi
Tensions between the two are frozen over, but president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol has spoken of his interest in a thaw.

Will Japan-South Korea Relations Ever Get Back on Track?
November 25, 2021

Will Japan-South Korea Relations Ever Get Back on Track?

By Yuki Tatsumi
There has been a fundamental shift in the dynamics surrounding Japan-South Korea relations, with both sides hardening their approach.

What Will South Korea’s Presidential Election Mean for Japan Ties?
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. 

After the Latest Forced Labor Court Ruling, Where Do Japan-South Korea Relations Stand?
June 10, 2021

After the Latest Forced Labor Court Ruling, Where Do Japan-South Korea Relations Stand?

By Troy Stangarone
The Seoul Central District Court ruling might help lower temperatures, but a political solution is needed to improve South Korea’s relations with Japan.
Seoul Court Rejects Slave Labor Claim Against Japanese Firms
June 08, 2021

Seoul Court Rejects Slave Labor Claim Against Japanese Firms

By Kim Tong-Hyung
The decision seemed to contradict 2018 Supreme Courts rulings against Japanese firms, which had enraged Tokyo.

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