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Japan-South Korea Alliance

North Korea, China want to undo the Japan-South Korea Alliance that the US helped broker

By James K. Glassman

With the world preoccupied by America’s raucous election, the U.K.’s vote to exit the E.U., and continued terrorism in Europe and the Middle East, North Korea fired a missile Wednesday more than 600 miles into Japanese waters, just 155 miles off its shores. Read More »

Japan vs US

Japan vs US: No, Japan is not ‘killing’ us, we’re killing Japan, our staunchest Asian ally

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President Obama will become the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima when he travels to Japan later this month to attend the G7 summit. While it’s unlikely he’ll apologize for the decision to drop an atomic bomb on the city in 1945 (nor should he), he will certainly be mending fences. The Japanese today are appropriately dismayed and anxious at what they’re hearing from Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
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Japan, South Korea Agree to Aid for ‘Comfort Women’

Deal will include support services using Japanese government funds

By Kwanwoo Jun in Seoul and
Alexander Martin in Tokyo
Updated Dec. 28, 2015 1:45 p.m. ET

South Korea and Japan reached an agreement that aims to resolve a decades-old dispute over Korean women who were used as sex slaves by Japanese soldiers during World War II, a festering wound that has inflamed tensions between the U.S.’s two most important allies in Asia. Read More »