The 153th Tobunken-ASNET Seminar / The 26th GJS Seminar "Transnational Communicative Networks in the Japan-Korea Solidarity Movement of the 1970s and 80s"

Date and time:
Nov. 10, 2016 (Thur.), 5:00-6:00PM

Lobby (1F), Institute for Advancd Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

Misook Lee (Research Associate Integrated Human Sciences Program for Cultural Diversity, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo)


Research interest in Japanes civic activism that called for solidarity with Asia in the post-war era has been increasing in recent years. The Japan-Korea Solidarity Movement of the 1970s and 80s formed among Korean residents in Japan (Zainichi) and progressive Japanese intellectuals, Christians, and activists to demonstrate support for South Korea’s democratization movement. This movement can be perceived as one of Japan’s “Asia Solidarity Movements” in the post-Vietnam War period (Michiba 2011). This presentation will focus on the Japan-Korea Solidarity Movement, particularly examining the formation, activities, and political implications of the transnational communicative networks that were actively operating behind the scenes of the movement.

The Global Japan Studies Nework (GJS), Network for Education and Research on Asia (ASNET), Institute for Advanced Studeis on Asia (IASA)

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