Bilateral relations are better, but the comfort women issue remains divisive within and between Japan and South Korea. Allowing open debate is the way forward.
To find the truth about the comfort women, there must be critical, fact-based discussion from different perspectives, say participants in a recent online event.
In a liberal democracy, we should debate, not demonize, our opponents. You're invited to join an online event on June 2, "Comfort Women Scholars On Trial."
The author argues that strengthening Western democracies, instead of constraining China by restricting the liberties of Chinese individuals, is a better path.
Humanitarian assistance and measured loosening of sanctions, the author argues, will help North Koreans survive and physically change North Korea from within.
South Korea has had tortured relations with Pyongyang and Tokyo. The author discusses them and offers suggestions on some complex factors behind the problem.