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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 31, 2021
South Korea’s Wandering Judiciary
By SAKAMOTO Shigeki
A look at two local cases involving former comfort women.
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.
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.
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.
April 29, 2021
Japan Has a Chance to Break the Ice With South Korea
By Darlene Onuorah
Recent developments coming out of Seoul have presented opportunities for Tokyo to explore means of cooperation.