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Can South Korea Mend Ties With Japan?
July 21, 2022

Can South Korea Mend Ties With Japan?

By Mitch Shin
The Yoon administration has expressed a strong willingness to improve bilateral ties with Japan, but Tokyo seems unwilling to budge on the central issues. 

Seoul Court Rejects Slave Labor Claim Against Japanese Firms
June 08, 2021

Seoul Court Rejects Slave Labor Claim Against Japanese Firms

By Kim Tong-Hyung
The decision seemed to contradict 2018 Supreme Courts rulings against Japanese firms, which had enraged Tokyo.
Seoul Court Orders Japan to Compensate 12 Korean Sex Slaves
January 09, 2021

Seoul Court Orders Japan to Compensate 12 Korean Sex Slaves

By Associated Press
The ruling recalls the 2018 judgment on forced labor that sparked a trade war between Japan and South Korea.

70 Years Later, Families of Koreans Forced Into Labor Are Desperate for Answers
August 12, 2020

70 Years Later, Families of Koreans Forced Into Labor Are Desperate for Answers

By Associated Press
Thousands of conscripted Korean men vanished on Sakhalin Island, victims of first Japan’s brutal rule and then the harsh geopolitics of the Cold War.

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?

Korea Commemorates 100th Anniversary of March 1st Independence Protests
March 01, 2019

Korea Commemorates 100th Anniversary of March 1st Independence Protests

By Jenna Gibson
The historic remembrances have implications for modern-day relations between the two Koreas, and with Japan.
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