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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.

South Korean Court Wades Into Historical Issue
April 16, 2019

South Korean Court Wades Into Historical Issue

By Masao Okonogi
Is there a way out of the Japan-South Korea spat?
Confronting Korea’s Censored Discourse on Comfort Women
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.

The Taiwan Strait After a Second Korean War
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.

Are Korea and Japan Headed for a Thaw?
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.

Japan’s Growing Anti-Korea Sentiment
December 30, 2014

Japan’s Growing Anti-Korea Sentiment

By Tae-jun Kang
A recent survey underscores the growing distance between the two neighbors.

Signs of Improvement in Frosty Northeast Asian Relations?
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.
Reducing Tensions in East Asia
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?

Japan, South Korea Set Up Diplomatic Channel to Address 'Comfort Women' Issue
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.

Abe, ‘Deeply Pained’ By Comfort Women Suffering, Won’t Revise Kono Statement
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.

Japan’s Uphill PR Battle
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.
Abe's Yasukuni Visit: Calculated Politicking?
December 27, 2013

Abe's Yasukuni Visit: Calculated Politicking?

By Ankit Panda
Abe's visit to Yasukuni shrine represents an attempt to link his economic successes with his other policy objectives.

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