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The US Role in South Korea-Japan Relations: From Johnson to Biden
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.

Seoul Court Orders Japan to Compensate 12 Korean Sex Slaves
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.
Japan-South Korea: The Limits of Outreach Without Trust
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.

How the US Can Mediate the Japan-South Korea Dispute
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.

South Koreans Welcome Decision to Maintain ‘Comfort Women’ Statue in Berlin
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.

A Test of Japan–South Korea Relations
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.

Could RCEP Help Improve South Korea-Japan Relations?
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.
South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences
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.

Japan’s Prime Minister Meets Top South Korean Official, Raising Hopes for Thaw
November 11, 2020

Japan’s Prime Minister Meets Top South Korean Official, Raising Hopes for Thaw

By Associated Press
PM Suga met with Seoul’s National Intelligence Service director, a rare bilateral exchange amid strained relations.

The Japan-Korea Dispute Over the 1965 Agreement
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.

South Korea and Japan: Resolving the Comfort Women Issue
September 10, 2020

South Korea and Japan: Resolving the Comfort Women Issue

By Naoko Kumagai
A little more empathy is needed, on both sides.
Assessing Abe Shinzo’s Geopolitical Legacy
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.

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