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Japan, China, South Korea Trilateral Summit Was a Missed Opportunity

Japan, China, South Korea Trilateral Summit Was a Missed Opportunity

By Thisanka Siripala
The three leaders touched base on economic cooperation and trade revitalization, with an eye on reducing regional friction.

With Trilateral Summit, China, Japan, South Korea Look for a Reset

With Trilateral Summit, China, Japan, South Korea Look for a Reset

By Duncan Bartlett
Despite obvious friction points, the three leaders are hoping to make progress on economic cooperation – especially a long-sought FTA.
South Korea’s JoongAng Hires Japanese Reporter as Tokyo Correspondent 

South Korea’s JoongAng Hires Japanese Reporter as Tokyo Correspondent 

By Takahashi Kosuke
It’s the first time that any South Korean newspaper has ever employed a Japanese reporter as a staff writer.

Relitigating the Past: How to Overcome Recent Court Cases and Strengthen the Japan-South Korea Relationship 

Relitigating the Past: How to Overcome Recent Court Cases and Strengthen the Japan-South Korea Relationship 

By Cornelius Cornelssen
Two recent legal rulings in South Korea are once again threatening to unravel the relationship.

Japan-South Korea Cooperation: Strength in Unity, Danger in Division

Japan-South Korea Cooperation: Strength in Unity, Danger in Division

By James Kaizuka
Deepened trilateral cooperation between the U.S. and its two key East Asian allies is a positive development, but the fragility of Japanese and South Korean leadership underscores the importance of long-term reconciliation. 

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Japan-South Korea Cooperation Rests on the Rule of Law

Japan-South Korea Cooperation Rests on the Rule of Law

By Jason Morgan and Kenji Yoshida
South Korea’s erratic court rulings and disharmony in the justice system are jeopardizing its bilateral relations with Japan.

Japan-South Korea Cooperation Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict Proves Benefits of Trilateral With US

Japan-South Korea Cooperation Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict Proves Benefits of Trilateral With US

By Evan Wright and Jessica A. Guarini
Coordination on evacuations of their citizens from the Middle East is a seemingly small but symbolically significant step for Tokyo and Seoul.
Does Japan’s Kishida Fumio Deserve the ‘Profiles in Courage’ Award?

Does Japan’s Kishida Fumio Deserve the ‘Profiles in Courage’ Award?

By Jio Kamata
So far, South Korea's President Yoon has been more proactive in advancing the relationship – and more willing to tolerate political risks at home.

What Tweets, Retweets and Emojis Tell Us About the Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral

What Tweets, Retweets and Emojis Tell Us About the Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral

By Saif Shahin and Kyungsun Karen Lee
The social media posts of South Korean, Japanese, and U.S. missions reveal what lies behind their recent public display of bonhomie.

Japan Battles Backlash After Releasing Wastewater From Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant 

Japan Battles Backlash After Releasing Wastewater From Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant 

By Thisanka Siripala
The release of treated but still radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean has exacerbated tensions with neighboring countries.

In Japan’s Neighbors, Fear and Frustration Over Radioactive Water Release

In Japan’s Neighbors, Fear and Frustration Over Radioactive Water Release

By Hyung-jin Kim
Many foreign experts said the water discharge will have a negligible impact on the environment and human health, but Japan’s neighbors remain worried.
Time for a Japan-Korea Élysée Treaty

Time for a Japan-Korea Élysée Treaty

By IWAMA Yoko
The two East Asian nations should take inspiration from landmark treaty in Europe.

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