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The Peninsula blog is a project of the Korea Economic Institute. It is designed to provide a wide ranging forum for discussion of the foreign policy, economic, and social issues that impact the Korean peninsula.

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2023 in Review: North Korea Slowly Begins to Reopen to the World

Troy Stangarone
December 26, 2023
Some North Korean pandemic restrictions continue to remain in place despite the rest of the world having returned to normal.

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Policies to Reverse the Decline in the Fertility Rate Part 2: Improving the Economic Prospects of Young People

Randall S. Jones
August 4, 2023
Raising the fertility rate in Korea depends in part on improving the young's economic position, which requires fundamental economic reforms.

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Fukushima Water Threatens to Dampen Korea-Japan Detente

Terrence Matsuo
July 31, 2023
The release of contaminated water from Fukushima will be a test of President Yoon's political skills and improving Korea-Japan relations.

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Korean Policies to Reverse the Decline in the Fertility Rate Part 1: Balancing Work and Family

Randall S. Jones
June 22, 2023
Korea has identified balancing work and childcare as a key to reversing the decline in the fertility rate.

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A Warm Spring for Icy Korea-Japan Relations?

Terrence Matsuo
April 6, 2023
President Yoon Suk Yeol made a bold effort to improve relations with Japan, but swaying public opinion remains critical to its success.

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South Korean Objectives in the Final Frontier

Terrence Matsuo
March 8, 2023
While Korea has set its sights on the stars, challenges lie ahead for Seoul's efforts to join the modern space race.

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The Forced Labor Solution - The Triumph Of Korean Leadership Over Japanese Timidity

Daniel Sneider
March 6, 2023
The announcement of a plan to resolve the issue of Korean wartime forced laborers was driven by the Korean government, but can it hold?

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Improving Korea’s Long-Term Care for the Elderly

Randall S. Jones
March 2, 2023
Social and demographic changes necessitate that Korea implement reforms to efficiently provide high-quality long-term care to the elderly.

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