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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.

China, South Korea, and Japan Make Nice in Chengdu
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.

Japan and South Korea: Headaches and Headlines
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.

South Koreans Flock to Study Japan Amid Ongoing Tensions
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.
The US, Japan and South Korea Should Shelve GSOMIA (For Now)
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.

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