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.
September 11, 2019
Echoes of United Fruit in Japan-Korea Trade Spat
By Justin Fendos
Should companies be legally responsible for the working conditions of their foreign laborers in other countries?
September 01, 2019
James Schoff: Japan and Korea 'Have Given up on Each Other'
By Ankit Panda
“This episode of Japan-Korea diplomatic friction is different from past instances.”
August 27, 2019
Korea’s Dispute With Japan Spills Into National Security
By Troy Stangarone
The end of an intelligence sharing pact expands South Korea’s dispute with Japan. What will the impact be in practice?
August 23, 2019
China Urges Dialogue During Trilateral Meet With Japan, South Korea
By Shannon Tiezzi
Ongoing tensions between Tokyo and Seoul cast a notable pall over the foreign ministers meeting.
August 22, 2019
South Korea Just Made a Big Mistake
By John Lee
Pulling out of the intelligence sharing agreement with Japan will only hurt Korea's security.