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China Urges Dialogue During Trilateral Meet With Japan, South Korea
August 23, 2019
China Urges Dialogue During Trilateral Meet With Japan, South Korea
Ongoing tensions between Tokyo and Seoul cast a notable pall over the foreign ministers meeting.
China Urges Dialogue During Trilateral Meet With Japan, South Korea
There Will Be No Winner in the Japan-South Korea Dispute
August 20, 2019
There Will Be No Winner in the Japan-South Korea Dispute
The current dispute marks a clear break in both countries’ dealings with historical legacies.
There Will Be No Winner in the Japan-South Korea Dispute
The South Korea-Japan Trade Conflict: Cui Bono?
August 14, 2019
The South Korea-Japan Trade Conflict: Cui Bono?
South Korea, Japan, and the US are all damaged by the conflict. China, however, stands to gain.
The South Korea-Japan Trade Conflict: Cui Bono?
Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill
August 05, 2019
Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill
If the forced labor rulings are the hidden motivation, Tokyo’s actions are wildly disproportionate.
Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill
South Korea Vows Countermeasures as Japan Downgrades Trade Status
August 02, 2019
South Korea Vows Countermeasures as Japan Downgrades Trade Status
As Japan escalates its trade restrictions, South Korea vows to respond in kind.
South Korea Vows Countermeasures as Japan Downgrades Trade Status
What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?
July 29, 2019
What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?
The export controls are a policy of last resort from a frustrated Tokyo.
What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?
US Intervention Can’t Break the Japan-Korea Impasse
July 23, 2019
US Intervention Can’t Break the Japan-Korea Impasse
Washington's mediation may provide a temporary fix, but not a long-term resolution to the core problems.
US Intervention Can’t Break the Japan-Korea Impasse
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
July 09, 2019
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
Tensions between Tokyo and Seoul show no signs of easing, with a political trade war escalating over historic grievances.
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
Japan-South Korea Spat Threatens to Morph Into Trade War
July 04, 2019
Japan-South Korea Spat Threatens to Morph Into Trade War
Japanese restrictions on high-tech exports to Korea are the latest manifestation of tensions linked to historical issues.
Japan-South Korea Spat Threatens to Morph Into Trade War
Japan-Korea Relations Could Get Worse Before They Get Better
June 26, 2019
Japan-Korea Relations Could Get Worse Before They Get Better
What will be the impact of the new wave of forced labor lawsuits in South Korea?
Japan-Korea Relations Could Get Worse Before They Get Better
One South Korean Province Wants to Tag Japanese Firms as ‘War Criminals’
March 22, 2019
One South Korean Province Wants to Tag Japanese Firms as ‘War Criminals’
The move is short-sighted, given the importance of the Japan-South Korea relationship.
One South Korean Province Wants to Tag Japanese Firms as ‘War Criminals’
Korea Commemorates 100th Anniversary of March 1st Independence Protests
March 01, 2019
Korea Commemorates 100th Anniversary of March 1st Independence Protests
The historic remembrances have implications for modern-day relations between the two Koreas, and with Japan.
Korea Commemorates 100th Anniversary of March 1st Independence Protests
The Japan-South Korea Maritime Spat: Lessons Learned 
February 06, 2019
The Japan-South Korea Maritime Spat: Lessons Learned 
The confrontation has implications for the rest of Asia, and the United States.
The Japan-South Korea Maritime Spat: Lessons Learned 
Will the China-Japan Reset Continue in 2019?
January 31, 2019
Will the China-Japan Reset Continue in 2019?
Both sides are sending positive signals, but the thaw seems increasingly like the calm before the storm.
Will the China-Japan Reset Continue in 2019?
Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Meet Amid Bilateral Chill
January 26, 2019
Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Meet Amid Bilateral Chill
Just before the meeting, South Korea accused Japan of a provocative flight over a Korean destroyer.
Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Meet Amid Bilateral Chill
Japan Again Urges South Korea to Overrule Court's Forced Labor Decision
December 20, 2018
Japan Again Urges South Korea to Overrule Court's Forced Labor Decision
Foreign Minister Taro Kono warned that the ruling could damage “the legal foundation of our relationship.”
Japan Again Urges South Korea to Overrule Court's Forced Labor Decision
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