March 11, 2022
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.
November 18, 2021
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.
January 19, 2021
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.
November 15, 2018
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.
February 28, 2018
Japan-South Korea: So Close, Yet So Far
By Brad Glosserman
The roots of national identity for each state hinders deeper cooperation between them.
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 11, 2018
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.
December 30, 2017
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.
November 25, 2017
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.
May 29, 2017
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.
February 08, 2017
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.
January 14, 2017
Japan’s Terrible Mistake on 'Comfort Women'
By Mintaro Oba
Japan has overreacted to the latest "comfort women" memorial statue in South Korea.