Visiting Scholar Roundtable – "Japan-South Korea Relations at a Crossroads"
Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW; Suite 503
Washington, DC 20052
Japan-South Korea relations have greatly improved through close cooperation in many areas since the normalization of diplomatic relations in 1965. However, lingering historical issues have negatively impacted this bilateral relationship, especially in the last year. What are the challenges to relations between the two countries under the Abe and Park administrations and how can they work together to overcome current difficulties? Dr. Junya Nishino will share his thoughts on the troubled relations between Tokyo and Seoul.
Dr. Junya Nishino is an Associate Professor at Keio University in Tokyo. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at GW's Elliott School and a Japan Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Previously, he was a Keio Exchange Scholar at Harvard-Yenching Institute (2011-2012). His research focuses on contemporary Korean politics, international relations of East Asia and Japan-Korea relations. He also served as a Special Analyst in the Intelligence and Analysis Service of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006-2007), and was a Special Assistant at the Japanese Embassy in Seoul (2002-2004). He received his B.A. and M.A. from Keio University, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Yonsei University in South Korea.