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South Korea’s Botched Handling of the Forced Labor Issue
July 09, 2019

South Korea’s Botched Handling of the Forced Labor Issue

By Kan Kimura
The Moon Jae-in government’s claim of putting the victims first doesn’t stand scrutiny.

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?

A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations
February 06, 2019

A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations

By Kan Kimura
A recent ruling has global implications.

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

By Mari Yamaguchi
Foreign Minister Taro Kono warned that the ruling could damage “the legal foundation of our relationship.”

Forced Labor Court Decision Opens Rift in Japan-South Korea Ties
November 10, 2018

Forced Labor Court Decision Opens Rift in Japan-South Korea Ties

By Daniel Hurst
Japan wants South Korea to undo a court ruling granting compensation to victims of World War II-era forced labor.
Mitsubishi Apologizes to Chinese WWII Forced Laborers
June 06, 2016

Mitsubishi Apologizes to Chinese WWII Forced Laborers

By Peter Bittner
After 70 years, justice for survivors and their families… but not for everyone

Japanese Company Apologizes for Forced Labor During World War II
July 21, 2015

Japanese Company Apologizes for Forced Labor During World War II

By Shannon Tiezzi
Mitsubishi formally apologizes to U.S. POWs forced to work for the company during World War II.

UNESCO and Japan’s Act of Forgetting
July 03, 2015

UNESCO and Japan’s Act of Forgetting

By Mindy Kotler
Designation of Japan’s Meiji-era sites overlooks some important history.

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