June 08, 2018
With North Korea, Let’s Not Forget the Big Picture
By Gi-Wook Shin and Joyce Lee
Beyond denuclearization, making North Korea a 'normal state' should be the end goal.
June 02, 2018
If Not North Korea, Who Will Be Japan’s Chief Antagonist?
By Erik Isaksson
North Korea has long played the enemy for Japanese domestic political purposes. If peace comes, that will have to change.
May 25, 2018
Trump Cancels the June 12 Summit With Kim Jong Un: What Now?
By Ankit Panda
With the June 12 summit in Singapore cancelled, what lies ahead for the Korean Peninsula?
May 16, 2018
Trump-Kim Meeting Is Set. What Now For Japan?
By Yuki Tatsumi
Japan's singular focus on the abductee issue is marginalizing Tokyo in the current round of North Korea diplomacy.
May 09, 2018
China, North Korea Hold Second Summit
By Shannon Tiezzi
Amid a flurry of Korea-centered diplomacy, Xi and Kim make sure they are still on the same page.
May 08, 2018
More Than Meets the Eye: The 2018 Japan-China-South Korea Trilateral Summit
By David Kim
Wednesday’s trilateral summit will add momentum to — and raise the stakes for — the upcoming Trump-Kim meeting.
April 28, 2018
After the Moon-Kim Summit: A Time for Hope?
By Harry Sa
Much of what we saw at the Panmunjom summit has happened before.
April 26, 2018
DPRK-Linked Academic: Prepare for 'Sad' Conclusion to Abductee Issue
By Daniel Hurst
A professor from Korea University sought to “convey the perspectives from Pyongyang” in a Tokyo press conference.
April 25, 2018
What North Korea Really Wants: A Normalized Relationship With the United States
By Justin Fendos
The answer is actually simple, if you've been paying attention.
April 06, 2018
Japan Shrugs at Plan for North Korea to Attend 2020 Tokyo Olympics
By Thisanka Siripala
Despite thawing tensions, Japan remains reluctant to forge ties with North Korea.
April 05, 2018
Nobody Puts Japan in the Corner
By Melodie Ha
How Tokyo can make its way to the North Korean negotiating table.
April 05, 2018
What North Korea Is Really Saying (And Not Saying) About Denuclearization
By 38 North / Robert Carlin
A close reading of North Korean intent ahead of a proposed Trump-Kim summit.