Professor Mikyoung Kim’s Op-eds



(Op-ed/Policy Papers in English)


  1. “Hiroshima Jailhouse Blues,” The Korea Times, July 9, 2017.



  1. “Pressuing China for Pyongyang’s Mischeifs?,” The Korea Times, May 12.

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  1. “Abe Sinzo’s Foreign Policy,” The Korea Times, Febraury 28, 2017 (


  1. “Donald, Melania Go to White House,” The Korea Times, November 16, 2016.



  1. “North Korean Human Rights in Japan,” The Korea Times, October 10, 2016.



  1. “Obama’s Hiroshima Visit,” The Korea Times, May 19, 2016.



  1. “US is big winner in comfort women deal,” The Korea Times, January 22, 2016.



  1. “God is in the details: Japan-Korea Comfort Women Agreement,” The Indian Express, January 6.



  1. “Remembering Tauchi Chizuko,” The Korea Times, July 30, 2015



  1. “Japan’s Korean War,” The Korea Times, June 24



  1. “Japan’s Sovereign Principles and Alliance,” The Korea Times, May 12



  1. “Abe’s governing principles and Kono Statement,” The Korea Times, July 8



  1. “North Korea’s human rights concerns,” The Korea Times, April 8 (


  1. “Fukushima heartbreak,” The Korea Times, March 24 (


  1. “’Comfort women’ monuments and globalizing memories,” The Korea Times, February 8 (
  2. “Abe’s Dangerous Tango with Kim Jung-Un,” Korea Focus, June (translated reprint,
  3. “Post-3/11 Japan,” The Korea Times, March 17.



  1. “Living with My Name in Globalizing World,” The Korea Times, November 21.



  1. “Diplomatic Procession as World Heritage,” The Korea Times, October 21, 2012.



  1. “A Survey on Japanese Perception of Territorial Disputes,” The Korea Times, July 26, 2012.


  1. “”Lee Administration’s Change of Heart,” The Korea Times, September 14 (


  1. “Implications of Japan’s Nuclear Crisis for Korea,” The Korea Times, April 17 (with Daniel P. Aldrich). (


  1. “For Forgiveness and Reconciliation,” The Korea Times, August 19.



  1. “An Inspiration for 100th Anniversary of Japan-Korea Merge,” Chugoku Shimbun, August 27 ( = Readers_en&year=2010).


  1. “Japan at a Crossroads,” The Korea Times, May 18 (with Motofumi Asai).



  1. “Obamajority,” The Korea Times, December 19. (


  1. “A Black Hole: North Korea’s Place in the East Asian Energy Debates,” Hiroshima Research News, No.33, p.3.


  1. “The Learning Curve of the Lee Myungbak Administration,” The Korea Times, July 31, 2008.


  1. “Asia, Lost and Found: Japanese Historical Perceptions and History Textbook Controversies,” Hiroshima Research News, Vol. 9, No. 3 (March), p. 1.


  1. “Politicization of Human Rights: North Korean Refugees in China,” Hiroshima Research News, Vol. 8, No. 3 (March), p. 2.


  1. “North Korea: Beyond the Name Game,” The Oregonian, July 25.


  1. “Bad News for North Korea’s Kim Jong Il,” The Oregonian, November 15.


  1. “Judging the Past.” The Korea Herald, October 22.


  1. “Globalization with a Human Face.” The Korea Herald, October 10.


  1. “No Defense for Jang [Won].” The Korea Herald, July 14.


(Miscellaneous Essays in English)


  1. “The Great American Sunday Brunch,” The Korea Times, May 7.


  1. “Art of Tipping in America,” The Korea Times, March 31.


  1. “Celebrating Individuality,” The Korea Times, March 16.


  1. “Teaching Americans About Americans,” The Korea Times, December 3.


  1. “Americans Becoming Politicized,” The Korea Times, November 17.


(Op-ed/Policy Papers in Korean)


  1. “Hiroshima Yuchijang Sketch #1 [Hiroshima Jailhouse Sketch #1],” The Daily Kookje, The Daily Kookje, June 8.



  1. “Hiroshima Yuchijang Blues [Hiroshima Jailhouse Blues],” The Daily Kookje, April 27. (


  1. “Yokmang’ae Chideun Trump Hotel International [Wannabe Trump’s International Hotel in Wahsington, DC],” The Daily Kookje, February 22.



  1. “Baesin’eun Danghan’chogi Deo’himdeunda [Park Geun-hye’s Betrayal], The Daily Kookje, December 14.



  1. “Trump’eui Ban’yoksa’sung [Mr. Trump’s Ahistoricism],” The Daily Kookje, November 10.



  1. “SMAP, Beatles, Rolling Stones,” The Daily Kookje, August 31.



  1. “Uju Sonyon Atom [Astroid Boy Atom],” The Daily Kookje, July 7. (


  1. “Ingong Jinung’gwa Ingan’eui Yungsung [Human Spirituality in the Era of Artificial Intelligence],” The Daily Kookje, May 3.



  1. “THADD Baechi Nonran: Byul’deul’eui Jungjaeng [On the Controversies of THADD Installation: Star Wars],” The Daily Kookje, March 2.



  1. “Wianbu Hapui’wa Miguk’eui Dong’Asia Junryak [Comfort Women Agreement and the US Strategy in East Asia,” The Daily Kookje, January 7.



  1. “Suu Kyi, Lewinsky, Merkel, Hilary [Women Leaders of the World],” The Daily Kookje, November 30.



  1. “Ilbon Saramdeul’yi Sulsul Joah Jigi Sijak’han Iyu [The Reasons Why the Japanese People are Likeable], The Daily Kookje, October 22



  1. “Uri’nun Wae Yagu’ae Yolgwang Hanunga? [Why Are We Passionate about Baseball?], The Daily Kookje, September 14. (


  1. “Ilbon’eui Junhu 70nyun Junkuk Yoron Chosa Haenggan Ilgeo Bogi [Reading between Lines: Japan’s Nationwide Public Opinion Poll for the 70 Anniversary of War Ending], The Daily Kookje, August 6.



  1. “Ilbon Gukjung [Worrying Over Japan],” The Daily Kookje, July 1.



  1. “Ilbon Jun’hu 70’nyon [70 Years of Japan’s Post-war Era],” The Daily Kookje, May 21.



  1. “Sewol’ho Chim’mol 1junyon: Kachi Apahandanun’kot’ae Daehayeo [1 Year Anniversary of the Sewol Ferry Sinking: On the Healing Power of Commiseration],” The Daily Kookje, April 13.



  1. “Jaeil Chosun Hak’gyo Jugi’gi Jakjyun [Killing of Korean Schools in Japan],” The Daily Kookje, March 4.



  1. “Bullying and Ethics of Anger [Gap’jil’gwa Bunno’eui Yunri’hak], The Daily Kookje, January 22. (


  1. “Some Thoughts on the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Game Sharing [Pyeongchang Olympic Bunsan Gaechoe Nonran], The Daily Kookje, December 16. (


  1. “Integral Dignity of Busan City Government and Cacophony with Art & Cultural Sector [Busan’eui Pumgyok’gwa Munhwa Yesul’gye’eui Galdeung],” The Daily Kookje, November 10.



  1. “The Sunken Sewol, Getting to the Point [Sewol’ho, Gaksul’hago],” The Daily Kookje, October 6.



  1. “On Enactment of the Special Law on the Sewol Sinking Incident [Gongjun’hanun Sewol’ho Teukbyol’bop Jaejung]” The Daily Kookje, August 21.



  1. “People of Academia [Akademi Saramdeul], The Korean Chronicle of Higher Education, August 18.


  1. “A Country Where a Good Person Is a Good Citizen [Jo’eun Saram’i Jo’eun Kookmin’i Doenun Nara],” The Daily Kookje, July 21



  1. “Rise Up Again, Korea [Saero’un Moseup’euro Dasi Sora, Daehanminkuk],” The Daily Kookje, June 11 (


  1. “Social Responsibility for Child Protection [Adong Boho’neun Wuri Modu’eui Chaekim],” The Daily Kookje, April 21



  1. “Verbal Slips of Japanese Leaders and the Spirit of Democracy [Ilbon Jidocheung’eui Manun’gwa Minju Jungshin’eui Shiljong],” The Daily Kookje, February 17



  1. “The Bright and Dark Sides of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage [Saegae’munhwa’yusan’eui Myongam],” The Daily Kookje, February 2



  1. “The Korean Youths’ Perceptions of Korea-Japan Relations [Hankuk Chungnyon’deul’eui Hanil Kwangae Inshik], The Daily Kookje, January 13 (


  1. “Prime Minister’s Yasukuni Worship and His Governance Style [Abe Shinzo’eui Yasukuni Chambae’wa Jungchi Style],” The Daily Kookje, December 30



  1. “The Tragedy of Japanese Democracy [Ilbon Minjujueui’eui Bikuk],” The Daily Chosun, November 30 (


  1. “Living in the globalizing world [Global Sidae’eui Nae Irum Sunan’sa],” The Daily Kookje, November 10 (


  1. “An Analysis of Japan’s Dokdo/Takeshima Policy [Ilbon’i Dokdo’galdeung’eul Nopinun Soknae],” The Daily Kookje, October 6



  1. “Remembering Ms. Yoon Hak Ja on the Liberation Anniversary [8.15, Yoon Hakja Yosa’rul Kioku’hada],” ” The Daily Kookje, August 12



  1. “Verbal Slips, Apologies and Korea-Japan Relations [Mangun’gwa Sagwa kurigo Hanil’kwangae,” The Daily Kookje, July 1



  1. “Is the Western-centric Memory Discourse Applicable to Korean Memories? [Seoyang Jungsim’jok Kiok’damron’eun Hankuk’aedo Yuhyohalkka?],” The Korean Chronicle of Higher Education, June 4



  1. “The Emergence of Bureau-demics [Kwanryo’do Hakja’do Anin

‘bureau-demic’’eui Deungjang],” The Korean Chronicle of Higher Education, May 27



  1. “Heart-beating Imagination for Unified Korea [Tongil’ae Kwanhan Gaseum’ttwinun Sangsang]”, The Daily Kookje, May27



  1. “The Dangerous Tango between Kim Jung-eun and Abe [Kim Jung-eun’kwa Abe’eui Wihum’han Tango],” The Chosun Ilbo, May 18.



  1. “Plagiarism: About Lies [Nonmun Pyojul, Geojit’mal’gwa Gu Ppunppunham’ae Kwanhayeo],” The Daily Kookje, April 14.



  1. “The Challenges of Korean Studies in Global Society [Saegae Sok Hankuk’hak’eui Tojun’gwa Kwajae],” The Korean Chronicle of Higher Education, April 2.



  1. “Japan’s Recovery of Economic Instinct [Kyungjae Dongmul’eui Bonneung’eul Doechatnun Ilbon],” The Daily Chosun, March 11. (


  1. “Physical Punishment in Japanese Schools and Korea [Ilbon’eui Chaebol’nonjaeng’kwa Hankuk],” The Daily Kookje, March 4. (


  1. “Winners Take It All: Japanese Universities Today [Seungja Toksik, Daehak’aedo Seomyodulda: Saegaenun Jikeum-Ilbon Daehak’deuleun Byonhwa’hago In’na,” The Korean Chronicle of Higher Education, February 19. (


  1. “Tears at the Trade and Economy Meeting [Kyungjae’tongsang’hoeui’aeseo Maechin Nunmul],” The Dongpo News, January 30. (


  1. “Joseon Diplomatic Procession as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage [Joseon Tongsinsa Saegae Yusan Deungjae, Han’il Kongdong Chujin’haja],” The Daily Chosun, January 23.



  1. “The Korean Third Way [Hankuk’i Kayahal Jae3eui Kil],” The Daily Kookje, January 21.



  1. “About Korean Compassion [Hankuk’eui Injung],” The Daily Kookje, December 19.


  1. “The Positive Aspects of Dokdo Conflict [Dokdo Galdeung’eui Soon’gineung],” The Daily Chosun, September 7.


  1. “Is This Situation Political or Academic: An Experience from Conducting Opinion Survey of Japanese Territorial Disputes? [I Sanghwang’eun Jungchi’eui Youngyok’inga Animyun Hakmun’eui Yongyok’inga?], The Korean Chronicle of Higher Education, June 25 (


  1. “The 3/11 Disaster Victims Getting Forgotten in Japan [It’hyo’ganun Ilbon’eui 3.11 Daejijin Ijaemin’deul], The Daily Chosun, January 18.


  1. “What the Japanese People Should Be Doing: After 6 Months of 3.11 Tohoku Disasters [,” The Daily Chosun, September 14.


  1. “The Cost and Benefit Analysis of South Korean Government’s Responses to the Dokdo Controversies [Uri Jungbu Dokdo’daeung’eui Sonik Kaesan’seo], The Daily Chosun, August 5.


  1. “A Compensation of 99 Yen? Good bye to Japanese Pacifism [Kojak 99 Yen? Pyonghwa’eui Ilbon’i’yoh, Sayounara], The Daily Chosun, December 28.


  1. “The Need for Safe and Clean Korea Tourism [Anjun’hago Chungkyol’han Hankuk Kwankwang Pilyo],” The Daily Busan, November 23.


  1. “Sharing the Sorrow of the Japanese Bereaved Families [Ilbon’in Yu’gajok’eui Bitongham’eul Hamkke’gara ],” The Daily Chosun, November 17.


  1. “The Violence of Present [Hyunjae’ga Hwidurunun Pokryok],” The Daily Chosun, November 13.


  1. “Between Independence and Subjugation Days [Kwangbok’jul’kwa Kukchi’il Saiaeseo],” The Daily Chosun, August 29.


  1. “Looking at North Korean Missile Launch from Hiroshima [Hiroshima’aesu Bonun Puk’misail,” The Liberty Herald,[fc]=2&bbs_id=libertyherald_news&doc_num=1174, June 26.


  1. “Hoping for Him To Stay On [Ku’ga Kk’ukaji Salanamgil Baran Saram’euirosuh],” The Daily Chosun, May 25.


  1. “Japan’s Multiculturalism,” The Monthly Chosun, May, pp. 528-33.


  1. “Up and Close Diplomacy and the Past Problems [Kun’kunhan Woekyo’wa Kwageo’sa],” The Daily Chosun, April 15.


  1. “A Winning Ball Game through Culture Reading [Han-Il Pilseung Yagu Gwanjun’bop],” The Daily Chosun, March 23.


  1. “Ah, the Korea Brand [Ah, Daehan’minkuk Brand],” The Daily Chosun, March 19.


  1. “Japan’s Dilemma in the Globalizing World,” The Daily Busan, p. 26, January 24.


  1. “Pachinko and the Korean-Japanese,” The Daily Busan, p. 30, January 10,


  1. “Culture Wars in Asia,” The Daily Taegu, July 5.


  1. “Benchmarking Japan,” The Daily Busan, p. 34, June 16.


  1. “Peace in Hiroshima?” The Daily Busan, p. 34, March 24.


  1. “What Does the U.S. Mean to Korea?” The Daily Kangwon, December 30.


  1. “North Korean Women in the Era of Reunification: Anticipated Problems and Policy Suggestions,” Democratic Coalition for Social Progress, November.


  1. “Women Labor Unions and Korean Reunification,” Seoul Women Labor Union, Newsletter, August.


  1. “Eco-feminism and Women’s Daily Lives,” Seoul Women Labor Union, Newsletter, July.


(Op-ed/Policy Papers in Japanese)


  1. “Reading the Current Trend: The Modern Interpretations of Chosun Diplomatic Procession [Ima’wo Yomu: Chosen Tsushinshi’no Gendai’teki Gigi],” The Chugoku Shimbun, April 29 (in Japanese). ( mediacenter/article.php?story=2013043015135827_ja)


(Miscellaneous Essays in Korean)


  1. “Reading Society through Newspapers,” The Daily Busan, March 13.


  1. “Human Cloning: ‘All about Eve,’” The Daily Busan, January 14.