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A critical study of the anti-Korean phenomenon in Japan

  • Journal of Japanese Culture
  • 2020, (85), pp.5-27
  • DOI : 10.21481/jbunka..85.202005.5
  • Publisher : The Japanese Culture Association Of Korea (Jcak)
  • Research Area : Humanities > Japanese Language and Literature
  • Received : February 29, 2020
  • Accepted : April 24, 2020
  • Published : May 31, 2020

GiChul Kang 1

1경상대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to critically examine the anti-Korean phenomenon in Japan—instead of dying down, it has become a cultural occurrence. This study addresses the following research question: “Why is the anti-Korean phenomenon still valid in Japanese society?” The results are as follows. First, there exists a relationship between Japanese publishing market’s structural problems and the phenomenon. Due to the recession, publishers found items that would sell well regardless of their content, and these were “anti-Korean books.” Second, I explain the relationship between new media, such as the internet, the phenomenon, and chauvinism—the guarantee of anonymity on the internet has resulted in strengthening the phenomenon and chauvinism. Last, I explore the relationship between the phenomenon and Korea-Japan relations. I also explain the relation to historical revisionism in Japan. Anti-Korean sentiment is closely related to Korea-Japan relations, and it can be demonstrated that it is a variant of Japanese historical revisionism.

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