South Korea forced labor
January 12, 2023
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.
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.
July 14, 2022
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.
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.
December 18, 2020
Japan-South Korea: The Limits of Outreach Without Trust
By Kimura Kan
Recent diplomatic activity on the Korean side will only go so far in rebuilding relations.
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.
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.
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