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 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.
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.
April 06, 2021
The Japan-US Summit and Cooperation With South Korea
By Scott W. Harold
The United States may have to play a leading role if it wants to see relations between Seoul and Tokyo improve.
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.
May 06, 2020
Jumpstarting the US-Japan-Korea Trilateral Amid COVID-19
By Scott W. Harold
The U.S. should encourage trilateral cooperation with South Korea and Japan to fight the pandemic, with an eye toward saving the Tokyo Games.
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.
December 28, 2019
China, South Korea, and Japan Make Nice in Chengdu
By Eleanor Albert
The latest trilateral summit comes amid North Korea worries and Japan-South Korea tensions.
November 20, 2019
Japan and South Korea: Headaches and Headlines
By Duncan Bartlett
The media in Japan show great enthusiasm in covering their country’s dispute with South Korea – but not all reports are credible.
October 03, 2019
South Koreans Flock to Study Japan Amid Ongoing Tensions
By Tae-jun Kang
As tensions persist between Japan and South Korea, Japan-related book titles have seen a surge in popularity in South Korea.
September 19, 2019
The US, Japan and South Korea Should Shelve GSOMIA (For Now)
By DongJoon Park
Insisting that Seoul rejoin GSOMIA may make South Korea more skeptical about Washington’s ability to arbitrate impartially.