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July 23, 2024

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Justin Yeo

Justin Hyun-jun Yeo is a research assistant to Professor Andrei Lankov at Kookmin University in Seoul. His areas of expertise include ROK domestic politics and Korea-Japan relations, as well as international relations in East Asia.

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20 years since last summit, North Korea-Japan ties still vexed by same concerns

20 years since last summit, North Korea-Japan ties still vexed by same concerns

Abductee issue has been insurmountable since Junichiro Koizumi and Kim Jong Il met, but hopes persist for third summit

20 years since last summit, North Korea-Japan ties still vexed by same concerns
Justin Yeo
Justin Yeo May 23, 2024
The days of ROK politicians visiting North Korea may be a thing of the past

The days of ROK politicians visiting North Korea may be a thing of the past

Trips to DPRK have long been way to win approval, but Lee Jae-myung’s legal troubles suggest costs now outweigh risks

The days of ROK politicians visiting North Korea may be a thing of the past
Justin Yeo
Justin Yeo September 28, 2023
Camp David media coverage reveals deeply fractured ROK opinions on North Korea

Camp David media coverage reveals deeply fractured ROK opinions on North Korea

Left's pillorying of new security commitments a reminder that not all in South Korea see the DPRK as an imminent threat

Camp David media coverage reveals deeply fractured ROK opinions on North Korea
Justin Yeo
Justin Yeo August 25, 2023
Why even hawkish Yoon administration won’t ignore a North Korean peace offensive
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Why even hawkish Yoon administration won’t ignore a North Korean peace offensive

Pyongyang can manipulate pro-engagement, anti-Japan factions with a simple olive branch to Seoul — even if it’s all talk

Why even hawkish Yoon administration won’t ignore a North Korean peace offensive
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov | Justin Yeo April 10, 2023
Why young Japanese see North Korea as the biggest threat to their country

Why young Japanese see North Korea as the biggest threat to their country

Tokyo defense planners are more focused on China, but new generation is more concerned about missiles and kidnappings

Why young Japanese see North Korea as the biggest threat to their country
Justin Yeo
Justin Yeo March 7, 2023
Japan wants stronger defenses against North Korea, but will citizens pay for it?
NK PRO

Japan wants stronger defenses against North Korea, but will citizens pay for it?

Despite wide support for new security plans, public resistance to new taxes threatens to leave them dead in the water

Japan wants stronger defenses against North Korea, but will citizens pay for it?
Justin Yeo
Justin Yeo January 23, 2023
Why South Korea’s left is sounding alarm about a Japan-North Korea summit

Why South Korea’s left is sounding alarm about a Japan-North Korea summit

Some pundits see devious designs in Kishida’s recent offer of talks, revealing beliefs that shape ROK political debate

Why South Korea’s left is sounding alarm about a Japan-North Korea summit
Justin Yeo
Justin Yeo October 20, 2022
Evaluating the troubled legacy of Japan’s first summit with North Korea

Evaluating the troubled legacy of Japan’s first summit with North Korea

Tokyo secured historic if fleeting breakthrough in Pyongyang 20 years ago, only for it to be derailed by public opinion

Evaluating the troubled legacy of Japan’s first summit with North Korea
Justin Yeo
Justin Yeo September 21, 2022
Seoul avoids diplomatic disaster in forced labor dispute with Japan — for now
KOREA PRO

Seoul avoids diplomatic disaster in forced labor dispute with Japan — for now

Supreme Court could still order Japanese firm to pay reparations, a move that would incite cycle of mutual retaliation

Seoul avoids diplomatic disaster in forced labor dispute with Japan — for now
Justin Yeo
Justin Yeo August 23, 2022
Yoon wants to get tough on North Korea but lacks options to be true hardliner

Yoon wants to get tough on North Korea but lacks options to be true hardliner

Inter-Korean economic exchanges ended years ago, leaving few ways to apply pressure beyond more hawkish rhetoric

Yoon wants to get tough on North Korea but lacks options to be true hardliner
Justin Yeo
Justin Yeo August 10, 2022