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On ‘Comfort Women’ and Academic Freedom: A Rebuttal
February 23, 2021

On ‘Comfort Women’ and Academic Freedom: A Rebuttal

By Yong-Shik Lee and Chan Un Park
Academic freedom does not protect outright falsehoods and distortions.

On ‘Comfort Women’ and Academic Freedom
February 18, 2021

On ‘Comfort Women’ and Academic Freedom

By Joseph Yi and Joe Phillips
The recent controversy over a Harvard professor’s article showcases how limited the space for debate and discussion on the issue has become.
Harvard Professor’s Article Sparks Outrage Over Its Depiction of Japanese Military Brothels
February 16, 2021

Harvard Professor’s Article Sparks Outrage Over Its Depiction of Japanese Military Brothels

By Mitch Shin
While U.S. scholars and politicians criticized the article, it was defended by far-right activists in Japan – and South Korea.

Conflict Between South Korea and Japan Surges Again With Court’s ‘Comfort Women’ Decision
January 26, 2021

Conflict Between South Korea and Japan Surges Again With Court’s ‘Comfort Women’ Decision

By Mitch Shin
The Japanese government rejected a court ruling on compensation for South Korean women forced into sexual slavery during World War II. 

The US Role in South Korea-Japan Relations: From Johnson to Biden
January 14, 2021

The US Role in South Korea-Japan Relations: From Johnson to Biden

By Erik French, Jiyoon Kim, and Jihoon Yu
Past history gives a blueprint the incoming administration can use to push for better relations between two important East Asian allies.

Seoul Court Orders Japan to Compensate 12 Korean Sex Slaves
January 09, 2021

Seoul Court Orders Japan to Compensate 12 Korean Sex Slaves

By Associated Press
The ruling recalls the 2018 judgment on forced labor that sparked a trade war between Japan and South Korea.

How the US Can Mediate the Japan-South Korea Dispute
December 16, 2020

How the US Can Mediate the Japan-South Korea Dispute

By Xuan Dung Phan
The Biden administration must avoid the fundamental flaw of previous reparations arrangements: prioritizing state interests over victims’ concerns.
South Korea’s Fight Against the ‘Sea of Japan’ Pays Off 
November 23, 2020

South Korea’s Fight Against the ‘Sea of Japan’ Pays Off 

By Mitch Shin
The country’s long battle for co-use of the names “East Sea” and “Sea of Japan” is over as the IHO decided to adopt a new numerical system.

South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences
November 11, 2020

South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences

By Troy Stangarone
A spate of recent exchanges could be seen as an accomplishment in and of itself, but there has been little concrete progress toward a solution on the forced labor issue.

Japan’s Prime Minister Meets Top South Korean Official, Raising Hopes for Thaw
November 11, 2020

Japan’s Prime Minister Meets Top South Korean Official, Raising Hopes for Thaw

By Associated Press
PM Suga met with Seoul’s National Intelligence Service director, a rare bilateral exchange amid strained relations.

Abe Shinzo’s Legacy in South Korea
September 04, 2020

Abe Shinzo’s Legacy in South Korea

By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea-Japan ties during Abe’s tenure can probably best be described as persistent lows, punctuated by what have proved to be mostly ephemeral highs
Japan, South Korea, and the Politics of the Present
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.

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