February 16, 2021
Harvard Professor’s Article Sparks Outrage Over Its Depiction of Japanese Military Brothels
By Mitch Shin
While U.S. scholars and politicians criticized the article, it was defended by far-right activists in Japan – and South Korea.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
September 29, 2015
Interview: Ezra Vogel
By Emanuel Pastreich
Ezra Vogel on managing relations in Northeast Asia.
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.
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."