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Case Study on Anxiety Experienced by Japanese Wives in Korea Due to Korea-Japan Relations -Focusing on the Situation in 2019-

Oikawa Hiroe 1

1홍익대학교

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ABSTRACT

This article examined the anxiety of Japanese wives in Korea (63 research collaborators) who are were raising children, discussing the specific content of how they perceive the “worst relations between Japan and South Korea after the war,” which took place in 2019. Through the research, the paper focused on the factors causing this feeling. Considering the events in 2019, a total of 95.2% of the respondents confirmed that they were anxious, which is an unusual situation compared to 58.7% who answered that they felt anxious because of their life in Korea so far. The most common specific contents were “Is there something bad for my child? My child may have said something bad at school.” (90.4%), “It may be harder for Japanese to live in South Korea.” (39.6%), and “These worsening relations between Japan and South Korea would cause concern for Japanese parents and relatives” (36.5%). This paper examined the relationship between these specific contents of anxiety and factors that cause anxiety. The following three factors were considered as anxious factors: the reaction of the Koreans around, the influence of the media, and the presence of knowledge about the modern history of Korea and Japan. As a result of the analysis and consideration focusing on what their anxiety, the following two ways to handle the situation were identified. The first way is to have a sense of balance without being influenced by the media, it was found that there were many people who were trying to grasp the relationship. The second way is there were not a few people who were actively trying to learn the modern history of Korea and Japan from the psychology of protecting children.

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