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Trade Dependence and Politicization: Lessons From the Japan-Korea Conflict
August 19, 2019

Trade Dependence and Politicization: Lessons From the Japan-Korea Conflict

By Jongsoo Lee
The trade spat has driven home the danger of overreliance on Japanese imports -- and not only for South Korea.
Moon Leaves the Door Open for Talks With Japan
August 16, 2019

Moon Leaves the Door Open for Talks With Japan

By Troy Stangarone
In his Liberation Day address, South Korea’s president extended an olive branch to Tokyo.

The South Korea-Japan Trade Conflict: Cui Bono?
August 14, 2019

The South Korea-Japan Trade Conflict: Cui Bono?

By Sukjoon Yoon
South Korea, Japan, and the US are all damaged by the conflict. China, however, stands to gain.

US Tries Its Hand at Shuttle Diplomacy Amid Japan-South Korea Disputes
August 14, 2019

US Tries Its Hand at Shuttle Diplomacy Amid Japan-South Korea Disputes

By Mina Pollmann
Defense Secretary Mark Esper visited Tokyo and Seoul in an attempt to insulate security cooperation from rising tensions.

South Korea Strikes Back, Removes Japan From Trade White List
August 12, 2019

South Korea Strikes Back, Removes Japan From Trade White List

By Kim Tong-Hyung
Seoul will remove Japan from its own preferred trade list after Tokyo did the same to South Korea.
Voices Grow in South Korea to Oppose Anti-Japan Movement
August 08, 2019

Voices Grow in South Korea to Oppose Anti-Japan Movement

By Tae-jun Kang
As the economic implications for South Korea become clear, calls to resolve the standoff are growing.

Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill
August 05, 2019

Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill

By Troy Stangarone
If the forced labor rulings are the hidden motivation, Tokyo’s actions are wildly disproportionate.
South Korea Vows Countermeasures as Japan Downgrades Trade Status
August 02, 2019

South Korea Vows Countermeasures as Japan Downgrades Trade Status

By Mari Yamaguchi
As Japan escalates its trade restrictions, South Korea vows to respond in kind.

Japan and South Korea Are Learning the Wrong Lessons From China
August 01, 2019

Japan and South Korea Are Learning the Wrong Lessons From China

By Mercedes Trent
The adoption of a rival’s coercive tactics by a U.S. ally is alarming.

Will South Korean Turn to Its PM to Resolve Conflicts With Japan?
July 30, 2019

Will South Korean Turn to Its PM to Resolve Conflicts With Japan?

By Tae-jun Kang
Lee Nak-yeon, known as a Japan expert, might be one of the few chances Seoul has to resolve the dispute.

Japan-Korea ‘Trade War’ Starts to Bite
July 29, 2019

Japan-Korea ‘Trade War’ Starts to Bite

By Thisanka Siripala
Escalating Japan-South Korea tensions, including a boycott movement, begin to hit the pockets of major Japanese brands.
What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?
July 29, 2019

What's Driving Japan's Trade Restrictions on South Korea?

By Mina Pollmann
The export controls are a policy of last resort from a frustrated Tokyo.

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