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.
July 09, 2019
Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
By Thisanka Siripala
Tensions between Tokyo and Seoul show no signs of easing, with a political trade war escalating over historic grievances.
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?
March 22, 2019
One South Korean Province Wants to Tag Japanese Firms as ‘War Criminals’
By Tae-jun Kang
The move is short-sighted, given the importance of the Japan-South Korea relationship.
February 19, 2019
Japan-South Korea Rupture Shakes Political Balance in Northeast Asia
By Kan Kimura
A recent maritime incident puts the relationship at a crossroads.
February 06, 2019
A Profound Development in Japan-South Korea Relations
By Kan Kimura
A recent ruling has global implications.
January 26, 2019
Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Meet Amid Bilateral Chill
By Daniel Hurst
Just before the meeting, South Korea accused Japan of a provocative flight over a Korean destroyer.
December 20, 2018
Japan Again Urges South Korea to Overrule Court's Forced Labor Decision
By Mari Yamaguchi
Foreign Minister Taro Kono warned that the ruling could damage “the legal foundation of our relationship.”