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Will South Korea Join Japan’s International Fleet Review?
October 26, 2022

Will South Korea Join Japan’s International Fleet Review?

By Kosuke Takahashi
Japan’s upcoming naval fleet review will be a litmus test for South Korea’s Yoon administration to improve bilateral ties.

History Overshadows Japan-South Korea Rapprochement
September 29, 2022

History Overshadows Japan-South Korea Rapprochement

By Kosuke Takahashi
Why are Japan and South Korea, both U.S. allies and East Asian democracies, continuously at odds over everything from their territorial dispute to wartime labor compensation?
Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle
September 21, 2022

Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle

By Mitch Shin
Yoon emphasized his support for “freedom” in a U.N. General Assembly address, but most attention focused on the dimming chances of a summit with Japan’s Kishida Fumio. 

Japan-South Korea Tensions on Display at NATO Summit
July 05, 2022

Japan-South Korea Tensions on Display at NATO Summit

By Duncan Bartlett
A meeting between the leaders of Japan and South Korea has shown the issues that divide them, including North Korea.

South Korea and Japan Must Stop Politicizing the Olympic Games
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.

After the Latest Forced Labor Court Ruling, Where Do Japan-South Korea Relations Stand?
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.

Despite Political Tensions, Japan’s ‘Demon Slayer’ Tops South Korean Book Market and Box Office
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.
Japan Has a Chance to Break the Ice With South Korea
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.

The Japan-US Summit and Cooperation With South Korea
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.

Japan and South Korea’s Mascot Feud
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.

Jumpstarting the US-Japan-Korea Trilateral Amid COVID-19
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.
COVID-19 Aggravates an Already Tense Korea-Japan Relationship
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.

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