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Historical issues in Northeast Asia

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.

US Intervention Can’t Break the Japan-Korea Impasse
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.

Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
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.

Japan-South Korea Spat Threatens to Morph Into Trade War
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.
Japan-Korea Relations Could Get Worse Before They Get Better
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?

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