South Korean comfort woman statue

Japan’s Emperor called upon to apologise to South Korea

The relationship between Japan and its neighbour South Korea is in a mess.

Politicians from the two countries are still disputing events which date back to the first half of the last century, when Japan occupied the Korean Peninsula.

Japan says it’s apologised enough for past misdeeds. South Korea disagrees.

Find out what lies behind the grievances – and why the issue matters so much to the rest of Asia – in this week’s Japan Story blog.

Japan Story’s blog is written by former BBC Tokyo Correspondent Duncan Bartlett. Each week he analyses how Japan’s story is being told to the world through the international media.