Japanese explored as a world literature


The first international symposium where East Asian and Western European researchers held discussions in Japanese took place at Korea University in Seoul on May 15 and 16, under the title “The present and future prospects of Japanese-language literature within the world.” What led to this opportunity to discuss literature in Japanese, now and in South Korea?

Why South Korea?

Symposium participants from Japan unanimously acknowledged that research into Japanese-language literature is supported by efforts in South Korea, China and Taiwan. South Korea has 23 academic journals on research into Japanese subjects and over 13 related research centers.

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