South Korean Politics and Japan

South Korean Politics and Japan

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook at a ceremony to mark the 74th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan's 1910-45 rule, at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan on August 15, 2019. Jung Yeon-je/Reuters
from Nationalism, Japan, and a Changing Asia

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The past year has seen a sharp downturn in Japan-South Korea relations. Scott A. Snyder describes the domestic and institutional politics on the Korean side, examining how increased political polarization affects Korean attitudes toward Japan.

 

This podcast series is part of a project on Northeast Asian Nationalisms and the U.S.-Japan Alliance, which is made possible through support from the U.S.-Japan Foundation.

Sheila A. Smith

Senior Fellow for Japan Studies

Scott A. Snyder

Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy