In this podcast, John Nilsson-Wright speaks to Gilbert Rozman about the state of relations between Japan and South Korea.

Dr John Nilsson-Wright, Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House
Professor Gilbert Rozman, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Department of East Asia Studies, Princeton University; Editor-in-Chief, ASAN Forum

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Overview

In this podcast, John Nilsson-Wright speaks to Gilbert Rozman about the state of relations between Japan and South Korea.

They explore why despite signs of a rapprochement between the two countries, domestic opinion, particularly in South Korea, is sceptical of the long-term viability of a partnership.

The speakers discuss what future Japan-South Korea cooperation could look like and what external parties, such as the US, would like to see, particularly in terms of missile defence integration, intelligence sharing and a shared approach towards neighbouring China.

They also examine Japan’s relations with both Russia and North Korea and the impact of either a Trump or Clinton victory in the forthcoming US elections on Japan.