October 23, 2020
The Japan-Korea Dispute Over the 1965 Agreement
By Jinyul Ju
In fact, the agreement makes the path to resolution quite clear.
September 10, 2020
South Korea and Japan: Resolving the Comfort Women Issue
By Naoko Kumagai
A little more empathy is needed, on both sides.
September 09, 2020
Assessing Abe Shinzo’s Geopolitical Legacy
By Ankit Panda
A biographer of Japan’s outgoing prime minister discusses Abe’s lasting legacy on foreign affairs and trade.
September 04, 2020
Abe Shinzo’s Legacy in South Korea
By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea-Japan ties during Abe’s tenure can probably best be described as persistent lows, punctuated by what have proved to be mostly ephemeral highs
August 20, 2020
Japan and South Korea’s Mascot Feud
By Aika Sato and Marian Fila
The latest example of outrage culture in Japan and South Korea speaks to the underlying problems in the relationship.
July 09, 2020
Japanese Firms Exit South Korea Amid Prolonged Anti-Japan Movement
By Tae-jun Kang
The boycott movement is still going strong, a year later.
June 08, 2020
Comfort Women: Time’s Up for Activist Leadership
By Kan Kimura
An era of activists speaking on behalf of the women themselves has come to a natural end.
June 03, 2020
South Korea to Reopen WTO Complaint Over Japan Trade Curbs
By Associated Press
Seoul initially opened its complaint last year at the World Trade Organization.
April 22, 2020
View from Japan: South Korea’s Pandemic Elections
By Tadashi Kimiya
After a landslide win, now is the time to address bilateral tensions.
March 12, 2020
COVID-19 Aggravates an Already Tense Korea-Japan Relationship
By Jenna Gibson
Just when things were looking up, the outbreak -- and dueling travel restrictions -- has complicated ties yet again.
January 24, 2020
Parsing the Economic Damage From the Japan-South Korea Dispute
By Troy Stangarone
Recent data indicate the overall damage was limited, but that could change if we see another round of escalation.
December 17, 2019
Japan, South Korea Hold Export Talks in Search of Dispute Solution
By Associated Press
The talks were an attempt to unravel Japan’s export restrictions on South Korea, one facet of a larger chill in bilateral relations.