September 29, 2022
History Overshadows Japan-South Korea Rapprochement
By Kosuke Takahashi
Why are Japan and South Korea, both U.S. allies and East Asian democracies, continuously at odds over everything from their territorial dispute to wartime labor compensation?
June 10, 2021
After the Latest Forced Labor Court Ruling, Where Do Japan-South Korea Relations Stand?
By Troy Stangarone
The Seoul Central District Court ruling might help lower temperatures, but a political solution is needed to improve South Korea’s relations with Japan.
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.
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.