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Will Japan’s Kishida Take Relations With the Koreas in a New Direction?
October 05, 2021

Will Japan’s Kishida Take Relations With the Koreas in a New Direction?

By Jason Bartlett
Kishida looks likely to maintain a typical Japanese approach to the two Koreas.

South Korea and the Tokyo Olympics
July 30, 2021

South Korea and the Tokyo Olympics

By Jenna Gibson
Even while Koreans cheer on their athletes, the tensions between Japan and South Korea are bringing a political tint to the Games.
President Moon Decides Against Olympic Visit to Japan
July 20, 2021

President Moon Decides Against Olympic Visit to Japan

By Mitch Shin
After a Japanese senior diplomat’s lewd comment about Moon was reported, South Korea decided to stop negotiating with Japan over a presidential summit in Tokyo. 

South Korea and Japan Must Stop Politicizing the Olympic Games
July 13, 2021

South Korea and Japan Must Stop Politicizing the Olympic Games

By Eunjung Irene Oh
President Moon’s potential visit to Tokyo is the object of a diplomatic tug-of-war. Both sides should treat it as an opportunity, not a bargaining chip.

What the G-7 Summit in Cornwall Means for Asia
June 15, 2021

What the G-7 Summit in Cornwall Means for Asia

By Duncan Bartlett
Besides seeing a stronger stance emerge on China, the summit had implications for the North Korea issue as well as Japan-South Korea relations.

After the Latest Forced Labor Court Ruling, Where Do Japan-South Korea Relations Stand?
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.

Seoul Court Rejects Slave Labor Claim Against Japanese Firms
June 08, 2021

Seoul Court Rejects Slave Labor Claim Against Japanese Firms

By Kim Tong-Hyung
The decision seemed to contradict 2018 Supreme Courts rulings against Japanese firms, which had enraged Tokyo.
South Korea Erupts in Outrage Over Tokyo Olympics Map
June 02, 2021

South Korea Erupts in Outrage Over Tokyo Olympics Map

By Mitch Shin
The South Korean government and activists alike expressed deep regret toward a map marking disputed islets as Japanese territory. 

South Korea’s Wandering Judiciary
May 31, 2021

South Korea’s Wandering Judiciary

By SAKAMOTO Shigeki
A look at two local cases involving former comfort women.

The International Brouhaha Over Fukushima Treated Water
May 20, 2021

The International Brouhaha Over Fukushima Treated Water

By SUZUKI Kazuto
The criticisms from China and South Korea are missing some crucial points.

Why Is Japan Hesitant to Improve Relations with South Korea?
May 13, 2021

Why Is Japan Hesitant to Improve Relations with South Korea?

By KAWASHIMA Shin
Politics and history continue to weigh heavily on the bilateral relationship.
Despite Political Tensions, Japan’s ‘Demon Slayer’ Tops South Korean Book Market and Box Office
May 01, 2021

Despite Political Tensions, Japan’s ‘Demon Slayer’ Tops South Korean Book Market and Box Office

By Seoho Lee
While relations have soured, pop culture exchanges are going strong – in both directions.

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