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Historical issues in Northeast Asia

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.

James Schoff: Japan and Korea 'Have Given up on Each Other'
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.”

China Urges Dialogue During Trilateral Meet With Japan, South Korea
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.
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

By Sebastian Maslow and Paul O’Shea
The current dispute marks a clear break in both countries’ dealings with historical legacies.

The South Korea-Japan Trade Conflict: Cui Bono?
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.

Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill
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.

South Korea Vows Countermeasures as Japan Downgrades Trade Status
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.
What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?
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.

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