Modern Japanese Fishing Activity in Korea and Its Cultural Influences

Theme Modern Japanese Fishing Activity in Korea and Its Cultural Influences
Date October 3, 2016
Venue National Museum of Japanese History
Description

This research meeting focused on Japanese fishing activity in Korea and its influences on Korean culture. It was organized based on the cooperation agreement with the National Folklore Museum of Korea.

Since the late 19th century, with Japan’s superior position in foreign relations and under Japan’s annexation of Korea,there has been an increase in the fishing activities by Japanese fishermen in waters surrounding the Korean Peninsula and in the number of fishing villages in the peninsula. Fishing techniques and the culture of food in Korea have undergone changes, and traces of such changes can still be observed today.

Program Highlights

The research meeting highlighted lectures by the following guest researchers:
 

  • Hironori Isomoto
    Chief of the Humanities Division, Tokushima Prefectural Museum
     
  • Mijeong An
    Humanities Korea Research Professor, Institute of International Maritime Affairs, Korea Maritime and Ocean University
     
  • Changhyun Oh
    Curator, National Folklore Museum of Korea
     

Chaired by Mutsuhiko Matsuda, Associate Professor, National Museum of Japanese History