Yoon Japan policy
March 21, 2023
What’s Driving the Japan-South Korea Thaw?
By Mina Pollmann
Between China and North Korea, the logic for increased Japan-South Korea cooperation is clear. All that was lacking was political will.
March 14, 2023
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.
March 07, 2023
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.
March 06, 2023
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.
March 01, 2023
South Korean President Calls Japan ‘Partner’ on Independence Day
By Mitch Shin
In his address to celebrate the 104th anniversary of the March 1 Independence Movement, Yoon Suk-yeol said Japan has transformed into a partner sharing common values.
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 18, 2022
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.
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.
July 05, 2022
Japan-South Korea Tensions on Display at NATO Summit
By Duncan Bartlett
A meeting between the leaders of Japan and South Korea has shown the issues that divide them, including North Korea.
May 11, 2022
South Korea’s New Government Looks to Reinvigorate Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral
By Eunil Cho
New President Yoon Suk-yeol has been clear about his intentions. Putting rhetoric into practice will prove more difficult, but not impossible.
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