North Korea at the PyeongChang Olympics is Just Politics

  North Korea will be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics, which will be held this February in PyeongChang, South Korea. This announcement is rather surprising to many observers, as the lack of athletes that can represent North Korea on the international stage made their participation unlikely. Whether for political or diplomatic gain, Pyongyang has made its decision.     […]

Before Japan Gets Deeply Involved in Korean Emergency, Consider Facts

The drill of possible missile attack by North Korea at Akita prefecture, North of Japan     Just recently the Emperor and Empress visited Koma Shrine in Hidaka City, Saitama Prefecture. This was given major play in Korean mass media, complete with photographs. This shrine is dedicated to ancient era migrants to Japan from the […]

The Media and its Role in Japan-Korea Relations: The View from Seoul

The two top Japan experts in South Korea’s newspapers are probably Shim Gyu-seon, an editorial consultant for the Dong-A Ilbo, and Seon Woo-jeong who sits on the editorial board at the Chosun Ilbo. They each recently published editorials offering their candid views on Japan-Korea relations. They were both critical in light of the deteriorating relations […]