Since its establishment in March 1979, Chung-Ang University's Japan Research Institute has been conducting in-depth research in Japanese language, literature and culture based on its long history and tradition.
Since it is the closest neighbor, it feels friendly and distant, and the appearance of Korea and Japan, which are different as they resemble, requires a lot of research, continuous observation, careful consideration, and firm will.
In the meantime, the Japan Research Institute has published a collection of papers on "Japan Studies," a journal of academic registration, through various fields of Japanese research, academic conferences, and symposiums.
I think the power that supported the Japanese Institute, which marks its 40th anniversary next year, is based on the pioneers' spirit of perfusion.
We will not only actively promote continuous knowledge improvement and academic research, but also become a Japanese laboratory that underlies the reestablishment of Korea-Japan relations and international co-prosperity in a multilateral international environment.
Above all, I will work harder to establish a bright future in the field of Japanese research by communicating with researchers with a broad perspective and open mind.