Tag - south-korea-japan-relations



A statue symbolizing "comfort women" — those who suffered under Japan’s military brothel system before and during World War II — in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 24, 2023
South Korean court rules in favor of former 'comfort women'
The Seoul High Court overturned a 2021 lower court ruling that dismissed the case on the grounds that South Korea has no jurisdiction over the case.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol pose for a photo while wearing Stanford baseball caps with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a discussion on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, at Stanford University on Friday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 18, 2023
Japan and South Korea float idea of stronger ties through startups
Both leaders stressed the need to cooperate on climate change solutions and quantum computing at a panel discussion Friday.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol in San Francisco on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 17, 2023
Kishida and Yoon vow joint response to North Korea and closer contact
The two leaders have met for the seventh time this year, giving fresh evidence that Tokyo-Seoul ties are recovering.
U.S., Japanese and South Korean navy destroyers take part in joint missile defense exercises in international waters between South Korea and Japan in April.
Nov 13, 2023
Japan, U.S. South Korea to share missile-warning data
Following talks between the countries' defense chiefs, the three sides said the mechanism is now "in the final stages of testing."
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (center) meets his South Korean counterpart, Shin Won-sik (left), in Seoul on Sunday with Japanese Defense Minister Minoru Kihara joining them online.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 12, 2023
U.S., Japan and South Korea defense chiefs to share North Korea missile data
The defense chiefs of the U.S. and South Korea met in Seoul on Sunday with Japan's defense minister joining the meeting online.
The Suiso Frontier hydrogen carrier, built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, in January 2022.
Nov 10, 2023
Tokyo and Seoul to set up hydrogen and ammonia supply chain: report
Japan and South Korea, both highly dependent on energy imports, plan to work together to negotiate prices and volumes.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet in Bangkok in November 2022.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 9, 2023
Kishida-Xi talks eyed for sidelines of APEC meeting in U.S.
Japan's top national security adviser Takeo Akiba is expected to lay the groundwork for the summit in his talks with senior Chinese officials in Beijing.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attend a summit at Camp David in Maryland on Aug. 18.
Nov 8, 2023
Leaders of Japan and South Korea set to meet on APEC sidelines
The two are likely to reaffirm their cooperation in dealing with North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
South Korean Environment Minister Han Wha-jin, Japanese Environment Minister Shintaro Ito and Chinese Ecology and Environment Minister Huang Runqiu pose for a photo during a meeting in Nagoya on Saturday.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 4, 2023
At trilateral talks, Japan asserts Fukushima treated water is safe
Tokyo again emphasized the safety of the water, during a meeting of environment ministers involving China and South Korea.
A U.S. Air Force B-52 strategic bomber is escorted by South Korean F-35s during a joint military exercise over the Korean Peninsula that also involved Japan's Air-Self Defense Force.
Oct 27, 2023
Japan, U.S. and South Korea patrol the skies together
The three countries have historically engaged in bilateral exercises with the United States, but this trilateral exercise in the air is a notable first.
A photo taken in January 2013 in Daejeon, South Korea, shows the Buddha statue taken from Kannonji temple in Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 26, 2023
South Korea court rules stolen Buddha statue belongs to Japan temple
The South Korean temple claimed the statue was looted from it by Japanese pirates hundreds of years ago.
Two Air Self-Defense Force F-2 fighter jets (bottom) fly in formation with a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber as part of a joint exercise with the United States and South Korea in airspace near Kyushu on Sunday.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Oct 25, 2023
U.S., Japan and South Korea cooperation reaches new heights with aerial drill
While some view the move as signaling a "new era" in security ties, questions remain as to how long the current political momentum will hold
A U.S. B-52 strategic bomber prepares to land at a base in Cheongju, South Korea, on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 23, 2023
Japan, U.S. and South Korea hold first joint air drills
The military exercise, which involved a B-52 bomber, comes as South Korea, Japan and the U.S. beef up their defense cooperation.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol (left), U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida give a joint news conference after their summit talks at Camp David near Washington on Aug. 18.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 17, 2023
South Korea, Japan and U.S. set up three-way security hotline
he hotline comes at a time of military tensions with North Korea and China's growing regional influence.
Economic security minister Sanae Takaichi speaks to reporters at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 17, 2023
Kishida sends offering to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine
Kishida sent an offering on the first day of the biannual rite, but is likely to refrain from an in-person visit.
Japanese people with a favorable impression of South Korea outnumbered those with an unfavorable one for the first time in a decade, according to a recent survey.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 13, 2023
Poll shows more in Japan positive on South Korea than negative
A record-high 37.4% of 1,000 Japanese respondents said their view on South Korea is "good," up from 30.4% a year earlier.
A Korean Air passenger jet takes off from Incheon International Airport.
Oct 9, 2023
South Korean airlines to boost number of flights to Japanese cities
According to an estimate by the Japan National Tourism Organization, 569,100 South Koreans visited Japan in August, up about 20 times from a year before.
Vice Foreign Minister Masataka Okano (left) and Chang Ho-jin, South Korea's first vice foreign minister, in Seoul on Thursday
Oct 6, 2023
Japan and South Korea hold first strategic dialogue in nine years
The meeting was attended by Vice Foreign Minister Masataka Okano and Chang Ho-jin, South Korea's first vice foreign minister.
American disability rights activist Helen Keller paid a visit to Japan 75 years ago this month.
JAPAN / History / Japan Times Gone By
Oct 2, 2023
Japan Times 1948: Helen Keller recounts impression of Japan tour
Kanto residents continued to come to terms with the violence following the previous month's earthquake, and Helen Keller pays a visit to Japan.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has overseen foreign policy successes during his two years in power, including on the nation's approach to development aid and climate change.
Sep 28, 2023
Kishida's mixed bag of successes and shortcomings
Kishida has also been adept in terms of diplomacy in at least four areas: the war in Ukraine, the Taiwan issue, development aid and South Korea relations.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves