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After the Latest Forced Labor Court Ruling, Where Do Japan-South Korea Relations Stand?
June 10, 2021

After the Latest Forced Labor Court Ruling, Where Do Japan-South Korea Relations Stand?

By Troy Stangarone
The Seoul Central District Court ruling might help lower temperatures, but a political solution is needed to improve South Korea’s relations with Japan.

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.
How the US Can Mediate the Japan-South Korea Dispute
December 16, 2020

How the US Can Mediate the Japan-South Korea Dispute

By Xuan Dung Phan
The Biden administration must avoid the fundamental flaw of previous reparations arrangements: prioritizing state interests over victims’ concerns.

South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences
November 11, 2020

South Korea and Japan Continue to Struggle to Bridge Their Differences

By Troy Stangarone
A spate of recent exchanges could be seen as an accomplishment in and of itself, but there has been little concrete progress toward a solution on the forced labor issue.

The Japan-Korea Dispute Over the 1965 Agreement
October 23, 2020

The Japan-Korea Dispute Over the 1965 Agreement

By Jinyul Ju
In fact, the agreement makes the path to resolution quite clear.

Japan, South Korea Hold Export Talks in Search of Dispute Solution
December 17, 2019

Japan, South Korea Hold Export Talks in Search of Dispute Solution

By Associated Press
The talks were an attempt to unravel Japan’s export restrictions on South Korea, one facet of a larger chill in bilateral relations.

Japan-South Korea Ties on Ice Until Bilateral Trade Meeting
December 06, 2019

Japan-South Korea Ties on Ice Until Bilateral Trade Meeting

By Thisanka Siripala
Japan and South Korea’s relationship hangs on a thread until talks resume at a high-level policy meeting later this month.
Japan's Economic Restrictions on South Korea Are Overkill
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.

Japan’s G20 Summit Fails at Repairing Japan-Korea relations
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.

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?
One South Korean Province Wants to Tag Japanese Firms as ‘War Criminals’
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.

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