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.
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.
April 16, 2019
South Korean Court Wades Into Historical Issue
By Masao Okonogi
Is there a way out of the Japan-South Korea spat?
January 31, 2018
Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women
By Joseph Yi
Controversy over the comfort women is partly rooted in a Manichean worldview dividing people into innocents and oppressors.
January 10, 2018
The Taiwan Strait After a Second Korean War
By Eric Chan and Peter Loftus
The end of the Kim regime would spell trouble for the Taiwan Strait.
November 05, 2015
Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?
By John Power
The Park-Abe meeting was encouraging, but there are structural issues that still need to be addressed.
December 30, 2014
Japan’s Growing Anti-Korea Sentiment
By Tae-jun Kang
A recent survey underscores the growing distance between the two neighbors.
September 18, 2014
Signs of Improvement in Frosty Northeast Asian Relations?
By Clint Richards
Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul may temporarily overlook diplomatic spats for economic gains.
April 28, 2014
Reducing Tensions in East Asia
By Tsuneo Akaha
Historical grievances have China, Japan, Korea and Russia at an impasse. How might they move beyond it?
April 17, 2014
Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
By Ankit Panda
This is the first time that the two countries will address the 'comfort women' issue in a diplomatic setting.
March 14, 2014
Abe, ‘Deeply Pained’ By Comfort Women Suffering, Won’t Revise Kono Statement
By J.T. Quigley
Controversy over a possible review of the 1993 apology further strained Korean ties.
March 06, 2014
Japan’s Uphill PR Battle
By Yo-Jung Chen
China and South Korea mount a vigorous campaign abroad against revisionist thinking in Japan.