President Yoon Suk-yeol is congenial towards Japan. However, other leading figures in South Korea are being courted by China, creating a dilemma for PM Kishida.
Event organizers included pro-North Korea groups, but did attending mean Yoon Mee Hyang will be prosecuted for violating South Korea's National Security Act?
Fearing absorption by the South, Kim Jong Un may have used the name "Republic of Korea" to reinforce the idea of a permanently divided Korea.
Byun Hee-Jae's charges against Yoon Suk-yeol are based on his years as prosecutor and they've garnered the interest of leftist heavyweights like Song Young-gil.
The head of the UN warned the ASEAN nations in Jakarta about mounting crises while Mr Kishida offered regional partners help with infrastructure and security.
Professor Yuichi Hosoya discusses how the landmark agreement at the recent Camp David trilateral completes Shinzo Abe's vision for a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.
The author examines the vastly contrasting styles of Japan's neighbors China and South Korea as they respond to TEPCO's release of treated water off Fukushima.
"I envy Japan," says Park Sun Young, contrasting the indifference shown by Seoul regarding POWs in North Korea with Japan's efforts to rescue abduction victims.
The ALPS treated water release was declared safe, but a South Korean left-wing lawyer's group has filed a petition listing dolphins among its claimants.
Scientists found no trace of radiation either in the water or in sea creatures. But motivated by nationalist politics, China has banned all Japanese seafood.
The treated water release was decided after confirming the "safety, reputational damage measures, and continued support" from TEPCO., said PM Fumio Kishida.
Anti-Japanese sentiment is easily aroused in South Korea. It would work against the Camp David summit agreement to bring security cooperation to "new heights."