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JAPAN SOUTH KOREA RELATIONS

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 19, 2022
A visit that could soothe Tokyo’s suspicions of Seoul
The visit to Japan by South Korea's foreign minister, Park Jin, could be the most consequential of the Yoon presidency.
Japan Times
EDITORIALS
May 13, 2022
A new president, a new opportunity for Japan-South Korea relations
Signs are encouraging for Tokyo. Throughout the presidential campaign, Yoon Suk-yeol criticized sitting President Moon Jae-in for letting Japan-South Korea relations deteriorate.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 12, 2022
Tokyo and Seoul need to learn how to agree to disagree again
Unfortunately, the leadership in Tokyo and Seoul have either forgotten the wisdom of the 1990s or have become too obsessed with the details of outstanding historical issues.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 16, 2021
A test for Kishida as South Korea’s presidential hopeful calls for new partnership
A traditional Korean conservative, Yoon Seok-youl is a skeptic of North Korea who supports business and wants to lighten the regulatory burden so that it can innovate and flourish.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Oct 20, 2021
Time for Tokyo and Seoul to lay a foundation that takes relations in a positive direction
While the political winds do not portend improved relations in the short term, Kishida shouldn't write off Moon's suggestion to improve cooperation on nontraditional security issues.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 14, 2021
Sleepless in Seoul: Waiting for Kishida’s phone call
New Prime Minister Kishida has not called the president of South Korea yet, causing a stir in South Korean media.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 31, 2021
Don’t let politicians off the hook: Their choices determine Japan-South Korea relations
Many like to blame structural factors for the troubled ROK-Japan relationship. The focus should be on those who weaponize foreign policy to serve domestic political interests.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 27, 2020
Seoul draws wrong THAAD lessons
China's growing economic influence in South Korea has provided a wedge that Beijing has tried to use to separate Seoul from Tokyo and Washington.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 16, 2019
Japan- South Korea ties: What's in a flag?
Japan's Rising Sun Flag has emerged as a key element of the strain in bilateral relations.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Nov 27, 2019
Tomoe Sawa: The singer bridging the Japan-South Korea divide
Tomoe Sawa, the first person to legally sing in Japanese in South Korea after the Second World War, hopes to improve ties between the two countries with her bilingual concerts and recordings
EDITORIALS
Nov 25, 2019
GSOMIA survives but big questions remain
Last week's GSOMIA decision suggests that there is still hope for a solution for the problems that plague Japan-South Korea ties.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 25, 2019
Was Seoul's decision on GSOMIA strategic?
This is not the end of the Japan-South Korea dispute, but rather the beginning of a new round.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 1, 2019
Lawmakers from Japan and South Korea push for top-down resolution to crumbling bilateral ties
About a year after South Korean courts ordered Japanese companies to compensate for the emotional suffering of Korean wartime laborers, lawmakers from both countries Friday agreed on the need to halt the deterioration in ties and called on their leaders to resolve the stalemate at a summit.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 1, 2019
South Korean military flies planes near disputed islands in Sea of Japan
The South Korean Air Force flew fighter jets and other planes near Takeshima, a group of disputed islets off Shimane Prefecture, on Tuesday as part of a ceremony marking South Korea's Armed Forces Day.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 28, 2019
Japan's war crimes, colonialism and apologies
Both Japan and South Korea must aim for objectivity and impartiality in their grasp of their history.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 29, 2019
The 'Chinese Union' and the Korean Peninsula
Unless a diplomatic genius appears out of the blue and solve this small but serious spat between Tokyo and Seoul, the two neighbors may have to reach an extreme end of their game of chicken.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 23, 2019
U.S. intervention can't break the Tokyo-Seoul impasse
Washington's mediation may provide a temporary fix, but not a long-term resolution to the core problems plaguing Japan-South Korea ties.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 9, 2019
South Korea's botched handling of wartime labor issue
Seoul's claim of putting the wartime labor victims first doesn't stand up to scrutiny.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 10, 2019
A profound development in Tokyo-Seoul relations
A recent ruling by South Korea's Supreme Court has global implications.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 24, 2019
Japan's top diplomat Taro Kono meets South Korean counterpart amid widening rift over 'provocative' SDF flights
Their meeting marked the first face-to-face talks between the two ministers since bilateral ties chilled over wartime labor compensation and disputes over military encounters.

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