April 16, 2021
Japan Faces Growing Pressure to Rethink Releasing Fukushima’s Wastewater into Ocean
By Thisanka Siripala
China and South Korea have reacted strongly to the Japanese government’s decision to release contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear reactor.
February 14, 2021
South Korea’s Dubious Comfort Women Ruling
By Jinyul Ju
Why the court got it wrong on international law
February 02, 2021
Duyeon Kim on South Korea’s Foreign Policy Priorities
By Shannon Tiezzi
How the Moon administration is seeking to navigate its most pressing challenges, from North Korea to the U.S.-China cold war.
January 26, 2021
Conflict Between South Korea and Japan Surges Again With Court’s ‘Comfort Women’ Decision
By Mitch Shin
The Japanese government rejected a court ruling on compensation for South Korean women forced into sexual slavery during World War II.
January 14, 2021
The US Role in South Korea-Japan Relations: From Johnson to Biden
By Erik French, Jiyoon Kim, and Jihoon Yu
Past history gives a blueprint the incoming administration can use to push for better relations between two important East Asian allies.
January 09, 2021
Seoul Court Orders Japan to Compensate 12 Korean Sex Slaves
By Associated Press
The ruling recalls the 2018 judgment on forced labor that sparked a trade war between Japan and South Korea.
December 18, 2020
Japan-South Korea: The Limits of Outreach Without Trust
By Kimura Kan
Recent diplomatic activity on the Korean side will only go so far in rebuilding relations.
December 16, 2020
How the US Can Mediate the Japan-South Korea Dispute
By Xuan Dung Phan
The Biden administration must avoid the fundamental flaw of previous reparations arrangements: prioritizing state interests over victims’ concerns.
December 07, 2020
South Koreans Welcome Decision to Maintain ‘Comfort Women’ Statue in Berlin
By Mitch Shin
Tokyo’s pressure over the statue faced a set-back in Germany as the issue continues to loom large in Japan-South Korea interactions.
December 06, 2020
A Test of Japan–South Korea Relations
By Shin Kawashima
If the FOIP strategy is to succeed, the two countries have some work to do.
November 24, 2020
Could RCEP Help Improve South Korea-Japan Relations?
By Kyle Ferrier
As a byproduct of the mega-deal, Seoul and Tokyo are now bound by their first ever shared free trade agreement.
November 11, 2020
South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences
By Troy Stangarone
A spate of recent exchanges could be seen as an accomplishment in and of itself, but there has been little concrete progress toward a solution on the forced labor issue.