South Korea and Japan both highlighted the promotion of freedom, peace and prosperity, based on liberal democratic values, terms not heard often enough in Asia.
"We welcome the move to restore healthy relations between Japan and South Korea that were in a very dire place" since 2018, says FM Hayashi.
The issues are difficult, but President Yoon Suk-yeol of South Korea shows courage in floating a new proposal to end the acrimony with Japan, says Mr...
While any improvement in Japan-South Korea relations is welcome, resolution of the wartime labor issue will only be temporarily if it ignores the 1965 treaty.
The author identifies three issues with the latest proposal for compensating wartime Korean workers. For now, Japan should keep some distance from South Korea.
The wartime labor issue was resolved under a 1965 international agreement between Japan and South Korea establishing relations and settling all war era claims.
Many Westerners have been led to believe one side of the story. They owe both nations and their people more objectivity.
The cycle of lawsuits against Japan seems endless. Perhaps not surprising, given the President’s focus on the distant past, rather than on pressing current concerns.
Many South Koreans fail to comprehend why President Moon was ignored by Japan. The explanation is simple.
Japan still cannot celebrate without reservation a recent favorable ruling by a Seoul court. President Moon Jae In’s attitude is one reason South Korea has a...