What is really behind the frenzy stirred up by South Korean opposition politicians, comfort women groups and media who are loudly protesting the Fukushima plan?
The annual Takeshima Day remains a prefectural event. In fact, no cabinet ministers have ever attended the annual ceremony in Matsue.
A trove of official Japanese and American postwar maps provides overwhelming evidence that Takeshima has historically been recognized as Japanese territory.
Like the "My Number Card" has shown, incentives work. Using mutual love of J-pop and K-pop, Japan and South Korea can turn around their relationship.
Japan’s reluctance to take substantive countermeasures to stop these incursions seems only to encourage Seoul’s illegal maritime buildup.
A Japan Coast Guard official noted, “This behavior seems to contradict their professed desire for an improvement in Japan-South Korea ties.”
Japan is still unable to revise its Constitution, which was created while it had no sovereignty ー even though sovereignty was restored 70 years ago.
South Korea funded a foundation to promote its anti-Japan historical perspective, and Japan should counter this with its own research institute.
Shunji Hiraiwa, PhD, of Nanzan University’s Asian and Pacific Studies Center warns China and Russia are waiting for Japan and South Korea to bungle the issue.
Kenji Fujii, research advisor for the Takeshima issue in Shimane Prefecture, presents fresh research showing the US rejected South Korea’s request under the San Francisco Treaty.
Moon Jae In could not resist the opportunity of one more cheap ploy to push his false claims to Japan’s Takeshima Islands before leaving office.
South Korea likes to blame Japan for many of the bilateral problems that face the two countries, but first it needs to acknowledge its own harmful...