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Japanese Studies, Leuven

Research Group

Lifecycle:4 Jan 2000 →  Today
Organisation profile:

Research topics of this team are:
- The massive repatriation to North Korea by the Korean minority in Japan (Zainichi)
- The issue of Japanese wives residing in North Korea
- Japanese-North Korean relations and parliamentary diplomacy
- The attitude of Japanese and Zainichi intellectuals towards the Korean peninsula
- The concepts tenkō 転 向 ("ideological conversion") and parrhesia παρρησία ("truth")

Disciplines:Language studies, Literary studies