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pISSN : 1229-6309

2019 KCI Impact Factor : 0.36
Aims & Scope
Launched in December 1980, the institute's journal "Japan Research" has been selected as a registered journal of the Korea Research Foundation since 2011, providing an opportunity to get closer to researchers and readers. As of December 2020, it has been evolving day by day.  Japan is more than just a foreign country for us, just as there is no country that has no special love or hatred for each other. Like it or not, Japan is a country where we have to cooperate, compete and deal with in various fields. This has been and will not change in the future.  In addition, Japan has experienced many similarities with Korea in terms of cultural background and social structure, and numerous social changes since modern times have been experienced some time ahead of Korea. The study of failure factors as well as success factors in Japan can teach us valuable lessons.  The Institute of Chung-Ang University was established with the aim of accumulating objective and in-depth research on Japanese language, literature, history, politics, economy, society, culture, and law to raise the level of domestic Japanese research and find ways to make useful use of such research results in national and social development.  The main activities of the laboratory are as follows: 1) Hold domestic and international academic conferences, seminars, and lectures aimed at in-depth Japanese research 2) Performing research tasks of domestic and international academic foundations and funds 3) Publication of regular academic journals and data books 4) Academic exchange with domestic and international university-affiliated research institutes and related institutions 5) Co-hosting various performances in cooperation with various cultural and artistic organizations in Japan
Ku, Jeon-ho

(Chung-Ang University)

Citation Index
  • KCI IF(2yr) : 0.36
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 0.2
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 0.648
  • Immediacy Index : 0.0741

Current Issue : 2020, Vol., No.53

  • The continuation of the Japanese Matsury and the main role of the transmission group —An Anthrography of Taketomijima Danadui in Okinawa—

    Kim Yongui | 2020, (53) | pp.7~28 | number of Cited : 0
    This paper is a folklore study of a festival called “Danadui” that is handed down to Taketomi Island in Okinawa. The most important thing in the study of the festival will be the “site” to perform the festival and the “transit group” in charge of the festival. There are indeed a variety of people at the festival site. The people participating in the Tanadui site were analyzed by dividing them into the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd leading groups. Although Tanadui has undergone many changes, it is still Taketomijima’s largest annual event and has been handed down by local residents. I would like to summarize the ‘transmission power’ that Tanadui could continue without being cut off. The first is the human-God communication. The awe of the “god” that took root in the lives of local residents served as a great driving force. Second is the relationship between man and man. Tanadui has a well-established organization that supports festivals such as Hyangwoohei Association, Entertainment Preservation Association, and the National Taketomijima Cultural Association.
  • A Study on the Learning Motivation, Level of Interest, and Perception of Japanese Learners —Focusing on College Students Majoring in Tourism—

    Kim Yoonhee | 2020, (53) | pp.29~48 | number of Cited : 2
    The survey results are as follows. First, In a survey regarding the level of interest in Japan, the subjects found Japanese tourist attractions and food more interesting, while finding Japanese sports and celebrities less interesting. Second, In a survey regarding the perception of Japanese elements, the subjects had more than average levels of positive perception on the Japanese language, an average perception of the Japanese nation and its people, and a highly positive perception on Japanese tourist attractions. Third, In terms of motivations that formed perceptions about Japan, the following positive elements(66.44%) were found, in order of the level of their influence: Comicsㆍanimationㆍcharacters>tourism experience> Japanese food, film>cultureㆍlanguage, fashionㆍcosmetics>TVㆍdrama>video contentsㆍ social media,acquaintances>musicㆍsingers> books>sports. The following negative elements(33.56%) were found, in order of the level of their influence: history>politicsㆍ social issues> environment. Fourth, In terms of motivation for learning the Japanese language, the subjects indicated higher internal motivational factors(66.51%) than external ones(33.49%). The following learning motivations were found, in the order of their importance: Career advancement>travel preparations>access to popular culture>advance foreign language skills>college credit acquisition>linked learning> surrounding influence> language and cultural access>new foreign language exploration
  • A study on tone marks of korean proper nouns of the NIHONSHOKI printed in 1669

    Mihyun Park | 2020, (53) | pp.49~66 | number of Cited : 0
    Abstract PDF
    This study explores the tone marks of the proper nouns of Korean origin in the 9-year edition of Kanbun(1669). This paper presents them as data, and examines the correspondence with the Ganemigi-bon, a manuscript of the Urabe family. As a result, the tone marks of proper nouns of Korean origin in the 9-year edition of Kanbun was the most common Hyosyo, and this is the same as the result of the old manuscripts and the manuscript of Kanemigi. As a result of responding to tone marks common to the manuscript of Kanemigi, the perfect agreement reached 95%. Therefore, it is considered that this data can be regarded as a material that can complement the manuscript of Kanemigi. However, the volumes for which the scores have not been judged are shown depending on the volume, so volume 27 and volume 29 should be used with caution.