Aims and Scope
In 1990s when people majored disciplines associated with Japanese language or culture were hard to find, most of academic activities in Japanese language, Japanese literature, Japanese culture, Japanology, and Japanese education etc. were centered around those few people. However, the number of people who majored in diversified and specialized disciplines relevant to Japanese language or culture reached more than 1,500 to date. “The Japanese Language Association of Korea” has been cope with changes in the environment of researches and education actively, and led the foundation of the “Journal of the Japanese Language Association of Korea (日本語学研究)” in December 1999, as a publication of professional academic journal on the “Japanese Language and Education of the Japanese Language”.
Upon publication of the first issue of the journal, the efforts to raise its domestic status among academic societies as a professionally differentiated academic journal on Japanese language have been made, thereby the journal was appraised as candidate for registration in the National Research Foundation of Korea in 2005, and became registered journal in 2009, as a center of development for researches in Japanese language. Further, the number of annually published issues of the journal has been increased from three to four since 2014 to expand opportunities for contributions of members of the society supporting the activities of the society with public favor. The efforts, resulted in contributions of diverse and qualified papers supporting the journal to be able to take place as a representative professional journal for studies on Japanese language, and further, they drive forward the journal to become as a global one for which several projects are organized and promoted.