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South Korean President Holds Meeting With Japanese Prime Minister in Seoul

South Korean President Holds Meeting With Japanese Prime Minister in Seoul

By Mitch Shin
For the first time in 12 years, the Japanese prime minister visited Seoul for a bilateral meeting with the South Korean president. 

The Japan-South Korea Thaw Is Far From a Done Deal

The Japan-South Korea Thaw Is Far From a Done Deal

By Jio Kamata
Japan's Kishida and South Korea's Yoon are ready to mend relations, but both leaders face problems back home.
Japan Welcomes South Korean Deal to End Colonial Era Forced Labor Dispute 

Japan Welcomes South Korean Deal to End Colonial Era Forced Labor Dispute 

By Thisanka Siripala
The long unresolved forced labor dispute nears closure, with South Korea deciding to shoulder victim compensation through donations. 

South Korea Announces Plan to Resolve Forced Labor Disputes With Japan

South Korea Announces Plan to Resolve Forced Labor Disputes With Japan

By Chelsie Alexandre
The Yoon administration's plan to resolve forced labor disputes with Japan is already sparking controversy at home.

South Korea Plans Fund to Compensate Forced Labor Victims

South Korea Plans Fund to Compensate Forced Labor Victims

By Kim Tong-hyung
Ties between the two U.S. Asian allies have long been complicated by grievances related to Japan's brutal rule of the Korean Peninsula from 1910 to 1945.

History Overshadows Japan-South Korea Rapprochement

History Overshadows Japan-South Korea Rapprochement

By Kosuke Takahashi
Why are Japan and South Korea, both U.S. allies and East Asian democracies, continuously at odds over everything from their territorial dispute to wartime labor compensation?

Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle

Yoon Suk-yeol’s UN Debut Overshadowed by Japan-South Korea Summit Debacle

By Mitch Shin
Yoon emphasized his support for “freedom” in a U.N. General Assembly address, but most attention focused on the dimming chances of a summit with Japan’s Kishida Fumio. 
Hitting Reset on Japan-South Korea Relations

Hitting Reset on Japan-South Korea Relations

By Jessie Laufer
With relatively new governments and a pressing threat from North Korea, the timing to renew Seoul and Tokyo ties is better now than it has been in years.

Can South Korea Mend Ties With Japan?

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. 

Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Agree to Improve Ties

Japan, South Korea Foreign Ministers Agree to Improve Ties

By Yuri Kageyama and Hyung-jin Kim
Park Jin became the first South Korean foreign minister to visit Tokyo since 2019.

South Korea Takes a Step in Efforts to Repair Relations With Japan

South Korea Takes a Step in Efforts to Repair Relations With Japan

By Troy Stangarone
With a new consultative body to address forced labor issues, the Yoon administration is seeking to prevent the issues that scuttled the 2015 "comfort women" agreement.
After the Latest Forced Labor Court Ruling, Where Do Japan-South Korea Relations Stand?

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.

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