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When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses
March 26, 2019
When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses
Bickering between Seoul and Tokyo plays directly into the hands of Pyongyang and Beijing.
When Tokyo and Seoul Fight, a Complacent Washington Loses
One South Korean Province Wants to Tag Japanese Firms as ‘War Criminals’
March 22, 2019
One South Korean Province Wants to Tag Japanese Firms as ‘War Criminals’
The move is short-sighted, given the importance of the Japan-South Korea relationship.
One South Korean Province Wants to Tag Japanese Firms as ‘War Criminals’
Echoes of 1919
March 08, 2019
Echoes of 1919
A centenary year has significant implications for the region.
Echoes of 1919
Rethinking Japan-South Korea Defense Relations
March 02, 2019
Rethinking Japan-South Korea Defense Relations
Both should recognize their common security agenda by initiating much closer bilateral defense and military technical cooperation.
Rethinking Japan-South Korea Defense Relations
Japan-South Korea Rupture Shakes Political Balance in Northeast Asia
February 19, 2019
Japan-South Korea Rupture Shakes Political Balance in Northeast Asia
A recent maritime incident puts the relationship at a crossroads.
Japan-South Korea Rupture Shakes Political Balance in Northeast Asia
A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations
February 06, 2019
A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations
A recent ruling has global implications.
A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations
The Japan-South Korea Maritime Spat: Lessons Learned 
February 06, 2019
The Japan-South Korea Maritime Spat: Lessons Learned 
The confrontation has implications for the rest of Asia, and the United States.
The Japan-South Korea Maritime Spat: Lessons Learned 
Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Meet Amid Bilateral Chill
January 26, 2019
Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Meet Amid Bilateral Chill
Just before the meeting, South Korea accused Japan of a provocative flight over a Korean destroyer.
Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Meet Amid Bilateral Chill
Japan Releases Audio of Alleged Radar Lock-On Incident With South Korean Warship
January 22, 2019
Japan Releases Audio of Alleged Radar Lock-On Incident With South Korean Warship
Tokyo canceled further consultations with Seoul over the December 20 incident between the two sides.
Japan Releases Audio of Alleged Radar Lock-On Incident With South Korean Warship
Japan and South Korea’s Unnecessary Squabble
January 12, 2019
Japan and South Korea’s Unnecessary Squabble
The radar lock-on spat centers on a key point: search and rescue operations are not warfare.
Japan and South Korea’s Unnecessary Squabble
Japan, South Korea in Row Over Alleged Radar-Lock Incident
December 26, 2018
Japan, South Korea in Row Over Alleged Radar-Lock Incident
Seoul denies that its warship deliberately locked on to a Japanese military aircraft.
Japan, South Korea in Row Over Alleged Radar-Lock Incident
Japan Again Urges South Korea to Overrule Court's Forced Labor Decision
December 20, 2018
Japan Again Urges South Korea to Overrule Court's Forced Labor Decision
Foreign Minister Taro Kono warned that the ruling could damage “the legal foundation of our relationship.”
Japan Again Urges South Korea to Overrule Court's Forced Labor Decision
K-Pop Group BTS Caught in Latest Tensions Between South Korea and Japan
November 15, 2018
K-Pop Group BTS Caught in Latest Tensions Between South Korea and Japan
Amid a rising wave of tensions, Korean entertainment is once again getting caught in the crossfire.
K-Pop Group BTS Caught in Latest Tensions Between South Korea and Japan
Forced Labor Court Decision Opens Rift in Japan-South Korea Ties
November 10, 2018
Forced Labor Court Decision Opens Rift in Japan-South Korea Ties
Japan wants South Korea to undo a court ruling granting compensation to victims of World War II-era forced labor.
Forced Labor Court Decision Opens Rift in Japan-South Korea Ties
Facing 'Rising Sun' Flag Row, Japan Withdraws From International Fleet Review
October 12, 2018
Facing 'Rising Sun' Flag Row, Japan Withdraws From International Fleet Review
The dispute once again illustrates the extent to which history plagues modern Japan-South Korea relations.
Facing 'Rising Sun' Flag Row, Japan Withdraws From International Fleet Review
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
August 04, 2018
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
In 1998, Japan and South Korea agreed to “build a future-oriented relationship based on reconciliation.” What went wrong?
Little to Celebrate on 20th Anniversary of Obuchi-Kim Declaration
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