Japan Cautiously Welcomes South Korean President-Elect
By Mari Yamaguchi
Tensions between the two are frozen over, but president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol has spoken of his interest in a thaw.
Why Did the 2015 Japan-Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Fall Apart?
By Yuji Hosaka
The agreement was flawed from the beginning, and continued denialism from the Japanese government undermined its spirit.
Japan Urges South Korea to Drop Wartime Compensation Demands
By Associated Press
A South Korean court's recent ruling is likely to further complicate bilateral relations between the two U.S. allies.
K-Pop Group BTS Caught in Latest Tensions Between South Korea and Japan
By Jenna Gibson
Amid a rising wave of tensions, Korean entertainment is once again getting caught in the crossfire.
Japan-South Korea: So Close, Yet So Far
By Brad Glosserman
The roots of national identity for each state hinders deeper cooperation between them.
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 Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Agreement Survives (Barely)
By Yuki Tatsumi
After months of speculation, Moon's administration decides to keep to the 2015 agreement.
Japan Must Not Renegotiate the Comfort Women Agreement
By Yukari Easton
South Korea's Moon Jae-in has domestic political reasons for reopening the agreement.
Japan’s Pyrrhic Victory Over ‘Comfort Women’ Commemoration
By Edward Vickers
Blocking comfort women documents from UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register could do Japan more harm than good.
What Next for Japan-South Korea Relations?
By Mina Pollmann
A reopening (yet again) of the comfort women issue could threaten cooperation on defense issues.
The Korea-Japan 'Comfort Women' Failure: A Question of History
By Joseph Yi
South Korea does not allow for any nuance in its discussions of this particular historical issue.
Japan’s Terrible Mistake on 'Comfort Women'
By Mintaro Oba
Japan has overreacted to the latest "comfort women" memorial statue in South Korea.