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A Study on the Formation of the Place of Residence among Japanese Residents in Korea and the Diasporic Characteristics of Their Culture

  • The Journal of Northeast Asia Research
  • Abbr : NEA
  • 2012, 27(2), pp.259-297
  • DOI : 10.18013/jnar.2012.27.2.009
  • Publisher : The Institute for Northeast Asia Research
  • Research Area : Social Science > Political Science > International Politics > International Relations / Cooperation

Youngeon Yim 1 HEO SONG TAE 2

1전남대학교
2조선대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to examine the background of the collective dwelling of Japanese residents in Dongbu Ichon-dong and the process of their settlement in this area in an effort to shed light on the diasporic characteristics of Japanese residents in Korea, as there was a rapid increase in the number of Japanese residents in Korea since the normalization of Korea-Japan diplomatic relations in 1965. Therefore it's meant in this study to analyze existing literature to look into studies of Japanese residents in Korea, which were implemented in and outside our country, and an in-depth interview was held over the selected Japanese residents in Korea to determine their diasporic characteristics. As a result of having an in-depth interview with the selected Japanese residents in Korea to determine their diasporic characteristics, it's found that they just built a Japan-oriented community which wasn't linked to Korean society due to their fear for possible anti-Japanese sentiment among Korean people, ignorance of the history of Korea and Japan, and misunderstanding of or prejudice against Korean culture. In conclusion, the findings of the study suggest that Japanese residents in Korea should try to have a correct understanding of Korean culture and accelerate their own exchange with Korean people to get rid of their closed, isolated diasporic characteristics.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.