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2020 KCI Impact Factor : 0.33
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) : 0.33
  • KCI IF(5yr) : 0.22
  • Centrality Index(3yr) : 0.692
  • Immediacy Index : 0.1818

Current Issue : 2021, Vol., No.55

  • A study of the diverse functions and meanings of “nanimo”

    Kim,Young-Min | 2021, (55) | pp.7~26 | number of Cited : 0
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    This study identifies the meaning and variety of the functions of “nanimo” regarding its negative expression in modern Japanese language. In past research, various aspects and characteristics of “nanimo” as negative expressions have not been thoroughly investigated. This study surveys examples from several resources such as BCCWJ and is able to identify the distinctions of “nanimo” in response to negative expressions, including its meaning and functions. First, the findings identify two distinct meanings of “nanimo” in negative expressions; an inward and an outward meaning, with their own distinct characteristics that are not compatible each other. Second, the meanings and functions of “nanimo” are sorted into several categories such as a quantitative, adverbial, dual, exclamatory, and emphasis application. Finally, negative expressions not responding to “nanimo” are also discussed. This research identifies expressions without reasons such as “~wake ga nai,~hazu ga nai,” expressions, which described phenomena or discovery like “~ga nai,” and where “nanimo” is not used with negative adjectives. Furthermore, in case of positive expressions, “nanimo” is not used together. Additionally, when evaluations of audience is included in one’s expression, “nanimo” is not used.
  • A Case Study of Communication through KakaoTalk Bulletin Board in Online Tourism Japanese Classes

    Kim Yoon-hee | 2021, (55) | pp.27~45 | number of Cited : 1
    This paper involves the adoption of KakaoTalk’s Bulletin Board to increase communication efficiency with learners in online Tourism Japanese classes held during the COVID-19 era. An analysis is conducted on the role of the instructor using responses from 33 learners, after one semester of using the bulletin board. The findings indicate the following. First, the instructor plays the role of a supervisor, facilitator, and provider of supplementary materials. Second, Frequency of the announcements posted on the KakaoTalk bulletin board was examined and ranked. The order is as follows, General Notice(Class-related)>Assignment Details>Review> Audio File Attachment>Online Class Guide>List Of Assignment Submissions>General notice(School Life). Third, Learners were asked objective test questions about their use of the KakaoTalk bulletin board. Results rank in the order, Convenience>Finding Desired Content, Learning & Participation management>Memorization, Review>Self-directed Learning. Fourth, Learners were asked subjective test questions about their use of the KakaoTalk bulletin board. Results rank in the order, Learning & Comprehension>management>Review>Accessibility> supplementary materials. Fifth, For excellent learners in group A, the KakaoTalk bulletin board was used as a tool to enhance ‘Review’ and ‘Learning & Comprehension’, which is different from below average learners in group B, who used the bulletin board as a tool to boost ‘Supervision’ and ‘Learning & Comprehension’.
  • Analysis on “hodo” and “hodoni” used after verbs in modern Japanese

    BAHNG, YOON HYUNG | 2021, (55) | pp.47~61 | number of Cited : 0
    Several studies have been conducted regarding “hodo” in ancient languages and comparisons with expressions like “kurai”. However, previous research has not focused on the differences between “hodo” and “hodoni” or their use in modern Japanese language. This paper analyzes “hodo” and “hodoni” used after the verbs in modern Japanese, using practical sentences, with an aim to examine the similarities and differences between “hodo” and “hodoni.” The analysis results can be summarized as follows. First, the meaning of “hodo” can be divided into the two cases: ① the case of degree and ② the case of proportional change. Second, while the meaning of “hodoni” can be divided into the three cases: ① the case of degree, ② the case of proportional change, and ③ the case of cause, the analysis shows that 223 individual words of front verbs are used in “hodo” or “hodoni,” and only nine are used in both. Comparative studies verify that in principle only verb predicates could be used for the predicate of “hodoni.” In summary, “hodo” is used 5.5 times more frequently than “hodoni” in quantity, and both “hodo” and “hodoni” have the case of degree and the case of proportional change in a quality perspective. Therefore, we conclude that “hodo” is widely used in modern Japanese language as “hodo” has more types of front verbs and predicates than “hodoni.”