The content and methods of Japanese education in Korea are changing depending on the learning environment and the diversity of learners. The research is also rapidly shifting from experimental research under controlled conditions to research suitable for realistic Japanese teaching and learning. Furthermore, the need for sharing research information is also growing. In this paper, 321 Japanese education papers (2017-2018) published in Korean academic journals and research institutes related to Japanese were reviewed in 15 research areas.
The main results are as follows: ① The ratios of teaching ‧learning [class (training)-related research. Etc.] (34.6%), teaching materials (10.6), discourse and sentences (9.0), acquisition (8.3), educational situation (6.4), education history (6.4), vocabulary (5.4), voice (3.2), teachers and students(3.2), evaluation (2.9), grammar (2.9), culture (2.6), The Japanese education standard (2.2), honorific language (1.5), text (1.0) are high in order by Japanese education research areas.
② As there are 143 papers in 2017 and 169 in 2018 papers, the latter has more and it is decreasing in the order of teaching materials (12 papers), education situation (8), education history (8), conversation sentences (4), The Japanese education standard (3), vocabulary (3), evaluation (1), voice (0), acquisition (0), teachers and students (0), text (-1), grammar (-1), honorific language (-2), and culture (-2).
In accordance with the learners' needs for practical language use in the future, it is hoped that more research will be done on the low percentage by the field, especially the business honorific in the honorific language, the understanding (mutual understanding) of Japanese, the evaluation of speaking and the ability to communicate in evaluation.