Japan-Korea relations are haunted by Japan’s annexation of Korea from 1910 to 1945. But the two sides have put substantial efforts to overcome the past, notably Japan learning from Korean anguish and becoming humble and Korea accepting that humility. But when in 2004 Japan genuinely began respecting and admiring everything that Korea has achieved, Korea found a new era to regain their justice that they failed to establish when Korea was weak. But legal measures that Korea now found to regain justice, on conscripted workers and comfort women in particular, threatens to destroy all achievements the two countries have made so far. This article tries to find a way to save them.