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Japan-South Korea Spat Threatens to Morph Into Trade War
July 04, 2019

Japan-South Korea Spat Threatens to Morph Into Trade War

By Jenna Gibson
Japanese restrictions on high-tech exports to Korea are the latest manifestation of tensions linked to historical issues.

Japan-Korea Relations Could Get Worse Before They Get Better
June 26, 2019

Japan-Korea Relations Could Get Worse Before They Get Better

By Andrew Wolman
What will be the impact of the new wave of forced labor lawsuits in South Korea?
Forced Labor Court Decision Opens Rift in Japan-South Korea Ties
November 10, 2018

Forced Labor Court Decision Opens Rift in Japan-South Korea Ties

By Daniel Hurst
Japan wants South Korea to undo a court ruling granting compensation to victims of World War II-era forced labor.

Japan's Emperor Visits the Philippines: Major Takeaways
February 06, 2016

Japan's Emperor Visits the Philippines: Major Takeaways

By Yuki Tatsumi
Emperor Akihito's time in the Philippines was as much about the past as the future.

Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy
December 10, 2015

Japan's Tangle of Ideology and Diplomacy

By Yo-Jung Chen
Abe’s diplomatic successes are being constrained by his ideological leanings.

How Japan Views History
November 30, 2015

How Japan Views History

By Shannon Tiezzi
Japan’s memorials and museums shape national narratives on how to remember the war, honor the dead, and ensure peace.

Japan’s Relations with South Korea
November 17, 2015

Japan’s Relations with South Korea

By Ichiro Ozawa
It is time for the two countries to resolve their differences and work together.
Japan: Pacifism Is Not a Moral Choice
October 22, 2015

Japan: Pacifism Is Not a Moral Choice

By Yukari Easton
"Only in Japan is unilateral pacifism considered by so many to be viable national policy."

Interview: Ezra Vogel
September 29, 2015

Interview: Ezra Vogel

By Emanuel Pastreich
Ezra Vogel on managing relations in Northeast Asia.

The Abe Statement: A Korean Perspective
August 25, 2015

The Abe Statement: A Korean Perspective

By Sukjoon Yoon
Japan and the U.S. might prefer to keep the focus on the future, but for Korea it is not so simple.

Ichiro Ozawa: Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII
August 20, 2015

Ichiro Ozawa: Statement on the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII

By Ichiro Ozawa
"Japan still has not become a nation that truly understands democracy."
Abe Stokes History Wars by Avoiding Apology
August 15, 2015

Abe Stokes History Wars by Avoiding Apology

By Jeff Kingston
With his 70th anniversary statement, the Japanese prime minister fails the test of history.

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