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Kobe University, JAPAN

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Nikkan Rekishi Ninshiki Mondai towa Nanika
(the Historical Disputes between Japan and South Korea),


was awaraded the 16th Yomiuri-Yoshino Sakuzo Prize in 2015!

Kan Kimura

Lectures and Seminars
(Only Courses offered in English)

Personal Profile

Seminar on Political and Social Development

 Studies  Comparative Politics

Journalistic and Academic Activities in English

30 Nov.
2016
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Sociology Study Vol 6, No. 8,
August 2016
Why Do Immigration Policies Differ Between Japan and Korea
 Journalistic Article
30 Oct.
2016
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The Japan Journal
The Japan Journal Ltd. Toward Final Agreement on the Comfort Women Issue  Journalistic Article
11 Oct.
2016
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Joint U.S. Korea Academic Studies 2016
Korea Economic Institute in America Will the "Comfort Women” Agreement Reduce Japan-ROK Mutual Distrust?  Academic Article
21 Jan.
2016
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E-International Relations 21 Jan.
2016
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How can we face the past seriously? A Comment on the ‘Comfort Women’-Agreement  Journalistic Article
 28 Dec.
2015
 International Relations and Diplomacy  Vol. 3 No.12, December 2015, Discourses About Comfort Women in Japan, South Korea, and International Society  Academic Article
2 Dec.
2015
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung - Akademie Berlin Shaping the future: Japan in Europe Japan-South Korean relations today  Academic Presentation
14 Oct.
2015
Carnegie Edowment for International Peace Japan-Korea Relations: Fifty Years and Beyond Reflections on the Current State of Japan-Korea Relations  Academic Presentation
 25 Jun.
2015
 The 18th World Korean Forum  Korea Global Foundation Mechanism and Histories of 'Historical Disputes' between Japan and South Korea  Academic Presentation
 21 Jun.
2015
  Japan Times  21 Jun.
2015
Suspicion tarnishes 50th anniversary of Japanese-South Korean ties
 Commentary
 21 Jun.
2015
Korea Times  21 Jun.
2015
 Global approach for ending historical disputes  Journalistic Article
20 Jun.
2015‎
 Asahi Shimbun 20 Jun.
2015‎
 POLL: About 90% of Japanese, S. Koreans think bilateral ties are in shambles  Commentary
 15 Jun.
2015
  The Korea Observer  15 Jun.
2015
  (News Focus) S. Korea, Japan need new beginning in their ties: experts  Commentary
 1 May.
2015
 APIR, Kansai in the Asia Pacific 2014  Asia Pacific Institute of Reserch  Opportunities in an Aging Societies  Academic Article
 23 Apr.
2015
 The Hankyoreh  23 Apr.
2015
[News analysis] In Indonesia speech, Abe makes no apology for colonial aggression  Commentary
 25 Mar. 2013  Annual Conference 2013  Association for Asian Studies  Immigration Policies of Japan and South Korea
 Academic Presentation
 16 Feb.
2015
 
World Socialist Web Site
 16 Feb.
2015
  US historians criticize Tokyo’s efforts to whitewash war crimes
 Commentary
 2 Feb.
2015
Nippon.com  2 Feb.
2015
Japan and South Korea: Time to Build a New Relationship  Journalistic Article
 Jan. 26
2015
Wall Street Journal  Jan. 26
2015
  "Japan Takes Soft-Power Push to US Campus”
 Commentary
 2 Jan.
2015
The Japan Times  2 Jan.
2015
 All eyes on Abe for war's 70th anniversary
 Commentary
 21 Dec.
2014
 The Seminar on the 15th Anniversary of TrilateralCooperation and the 1st People-to-People Exchange Forum  Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat Exploring the Path toward Mutual Trust and Reconciliation in Northeast Asia  Round Table Discussion
 29 Sep.
2014
Japan Times  29 Sep.
2014 
  Is the Asahi a scapegoat of nationalist media or victim of own missteps?
 Commentary
 29 Aug.
2014
 NEAR-Chosun Conference on Normalization of relations between Korea and Japan and its prospect  Northeast Asia Reserch Institute Who Changed?  Academic Presentation
 20 Aug.
2014
 The Donga-Ilbo   20 Aug.
2014
 Japanese media keen on Sankei Seoul chief’s appearance at prosecution
 Commentary
8 May.
2014
 East Asia Securtiy Workshop 2014
 East Asia Security Workshop Why a conservative government leaning toward China?: Park Geun-hae government and conservative media in South Korea  Academic Presentation
27 Mar.
2014 
ISA's 55th Annual Convention   International Studies Association Diversionary Incentives and Japan‐South Korea Disputes”  Academic Presentation
 29 Jan.
2014
 Nippon.com  29 Jan.
2014
 Why Can't Seoul and Tokyo Get Along?  Journalistic Article
1 Jan.
2014
 Journal of International Cooperation Studies  Vol. 21 No.2-3
January, 2014
 Northeast Asian Trilateral Cooperation in the Globalizing World: How to Re-establish the Mutual Importance     Academic Article
 1 Sep.
2013
International Relations of Pacific-Asia   Vol. 13 No.3, September, 2013,  Democracy and diversionary incentives in Japan–South Korea disputes 
(Co. Author with Koji Kagotani and Jeff Wever)
  
 Academic Article
14 Aug.
2013
 The Japan Daily Press  14 Aug.
2013
  Diaries of a Korean brothel clerk may shed light on Japan’s WWII sex slavery  Commentary
 13 Aug.
2013
 The Japan Times 13 Aug.
2013 
 Korean's war brothel diaries offer new details  Commentary
 4 Jul.
2013
The Korean Unification Junior Experts Program   Ministry of Unification Korean Peninsula Situation from Japanese Point of View - What we are discussing about it today -  Academic Presentation

21 Mar.
2013

Individual Papers: Migration and Mobility in Contemporary East Asia

Association for Asian Studies

Immigration Policies of Japan and South Korea

Academic Presentation

 25 Feb.
2013
The Japan Times  25 Feb.
2013 
  Park to usher in new era of friendship, or side with China?  Commentary
13 Feb.
2013 
 The Straits Times 13 Feb.
2013 
 Japan will deny re-entry to more pro-North execs Commentary 
 8 Jan.
2013
 The Straits Times  8 Jan.
2013
 Japanese TV channel for Singapore Commentary 
 1 Jan. 2013  Younghee Cho ed. Emigration Trends and Policies of Major Sending Countries to Korea
 IOM Migration Research and Training Centre On Migration from Japan to Korea  Academic Article
20 Dec. 2012 NHK   Radio Japan  Radio News in English  Commentary
25 Sep. 2012 NHK   Radio Japan  Radio News in English  Commentary

28 Jun. 2012

Journal of Korean Studies

 Volume 17, Number 1, Spring 2012

Discovery of Disputes: Collective Memories on Textbooks and Japanese–Southb Korean Relations

Academic Article

26 Jun. 2012 nippon.com 26 Jun. 2012 A Nuclear South Korea? Journalistic Article

3 Apr. 2012

Korean Studies in Japan Today: Sociology, Political Science, and North Korean Studies

Association for Asian Studies

'Korean Studies in Japan Today'

Session Chair & Academic Commentary

21 Aug. 2011 NHK   ASIA 7Days  South Korea: Staying on the Fast Track  Commentary

1 Jul. 2011

Journal of International Cooperation Studies

Vol.19, No.1,
July, 2011

'Why Are the Issues of “Historical Perceptions” between Japan and South Korea Persisting?’

Academic Article

1 Apr.
2011
 JPI Peace Net  Jeju Peace Institute Hatoyama's Legacy and ROK-Japan-China Trilateral Cooperation: The Japanese Perspective' JPI Peace Net, Jeju Peace Institute, April 2011  Journalistic Article

3 Apr.
2011

Shadows from the Past: History, Contemporary Politics, and Korea-Japan Relations

Association for Asian Studies

'Discovery of Disputes: Collective Memories on textbooks and Japan-South Korean Relations'

Academic Presentation

 12 Mar.
2011
 OregonLive.com  12 Mar.
2011
  Northwest News: Many in Pacific Northwest await word on friends, family in Japan; Tsunami does millions in damage to Brookings Harbor  Commentary

15 Dec. 2010

Changing Power Relations in North East Asia
by Marie Soderberg Ed
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Routledge

Why the history issue between Japan and South Korea is likely to persist?

Academic Article

8 Dec. 2010

CSIS-JIIA Strategic Dialogue on Southeast Asia

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Japan in the Globalizing Asia: A Lesson from Japan-South Korean Relation

Academic Presentation

28 Sep. 2010

The Straits Times

28 Sep., 2010

Weak Tokyo Makes Strong Beijing Bolder

Commentary

16 Aug. 2010

China Radio International

16 Aug., 2010

Japan's Apology to South Korea for its Imperialist Past

Commentary

31 Mar. 2010

Neighbour and Neighbourhood

Research Institute for World Languages, Osaka University

Globalization and South Korea-Japan Relations

Academic Article

15 Dec. 2009

Populism in Asia
by Kosuke Mizuno and Pasuk Phongpaichit Co. Ed.

Singapore University Press

A Populist with Obsolete Ideas: The Failure of Roo Moo-Hyun

Academic Article

17 Sep. 2009

Institute of International Politics and Economics, Beograd, Serbia

Round Table: Serbia and Japan - Relations With Neighbours and Borders Issues

Nationalistic Populism in Democratic Countries in North East Asia: Backgrounds of Changes

Academic Presentation

22 Aug. 2009

The Swedish Instite of International Affirs, Stockholm, Sweden

Workshop: The Japanese–South Korean Relationship

Globalization and South Korea-Japan relations through the rediscovery of the History: Why are the issues of 'Historical Perceptions' persisting ?

Academic Presentation

6 Jan., 2009

Austalian Broadcasting Center

PM

Korean politicians barricade Parliament

Commentary

7 Nov. 2008

Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, Deutches Historisches Institut Paris, Academy of European Cultures of Tongji University and Oxford University

European-Asian Symposium: World War II in Asia and in Europe: War, Memory and Reconciliation

Globalization and South Korea-Japan relations through the rediscovery of the History: Why are the issues of 'Historical Perceptions' persisting ?

Academic Presentation

3 May, 2008

Japan Center,
Australian National University

Japan Centre Seminars

The Politics of History: the Case of Japan and Korea

Academic Presentation

23 Oct., 2007

Japan Times

23 Oct., 2007

Bilateral history text project tries to heal old scars

Report on
Symposium

15, Oct., 2007

Journal of Korean Political Science

Vol. 16, No.2, 2007

Nationalistic Populism
in Democratic Countries of East Asia

Academic Article

06 March, 2007

NHK

Radio Japan

Japan and N. Korea Bilateral Talks

Commentary

14 Feb., 2007

The Straits Times

14 Feb., 2007

Tokyo unwilling to provide energy aid

Commentary

12 Feb., 2007

The Straits Times

12 Feb., 2007

Japan's monarchy takes cultural route to promote relations with China, S.Korea

Commentary

Winter, 2006

Political Science in Asia, Vol2. No.1

Winter, 2006

Why Did the Chosun Dynasty Fail to Modernize ?: 'Modernization from above' in Korea

Academic Article

1 Nov., 2006

El Pais

1 Nov., 2006

Pekín teme una avalancha de refugiados

Commentary

14 Oct., 2006

The Straits Times

14 Oct., 2006

Sanctions Good
- And Bad -
For Tokyo

Commentary

13 July, 2006

International Political Science Association

20th IPSA World Congress

Finding Enemies of Nations: Changing Nationalisms in East Asia

Academic Presentation

17 May, 2006

StanfordUniversity

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

The Politics of History: the Case of Japan and Korea

Lecture

19 November, 2005

NHK

NHK World / NHK BS 1

NEWSWATCH

Commentary

15 October, 2005

Kyoto University

Center for South East Asian Studies

Background of South Korean Pupulistic Leadership in the Globalizing World

Academic Presentation

1 October, 2005

Japan Echo

October, 2005

Historical Perceptions and South Korea's Changing Identity

Journalistic Article

15 July, 2005

Korean Political Science Association

The 7th International Conference on Korean Politics: From Division Toward Peaceful Unification

North Korea and East Asian Security: Japanese Perspective

Academic Presentation

5 June, 2005

Seoul National University and University of Washington

Asia Strategic Forum: Whither the Six Party Talks: A Prelude to the Asian Century or a Footnote to the War on Terrorism?

Policy Option of Kim Jong-Il - Is a Regime Transformation a Viable Option: A Japanese Perspective

Academic Presentation

18 April, 2005

English Speaking Union of Japan

Japan in their own words

Takeshima - Touchstone for a Maturing Japan-South Korea Relationship

Journalistic Article

14 April, 2005

NHK

Radio Japan

The relationship between South Korea and Japan

Commentary

26 March, 2005

The Straits Times

26 March, 2005

Japan-S.Korea's rocky relations

Journalistic Article

28 November, 2004

AFP

28 November, 2004

Babyfaced heartthrob brings unprecedented Korean fever to Japan

Commentary

30 August, 2004

Korea Times

30 August, 2004

China's Nationalism Warps Koguryo History

Commentary

August, 2004

Japan Echo

August, 2004

A Dangerous Current in Roh's South Korea

Journalistic Article

15 June, 2004

NHK

Radio Japan

The reduction of American troops stationed in South Korea

Commentary

21 May, 2004

The Straits Times

21 May, 2004

Koizumi's N Korea visit is well-timed

Journalistic Article

14 April, 2004

NHK

Radio Japan

Parliamentary election in South Korea

Commentary

2 March, 2004

NHK

Radio Japan

The critical situation of the Roh Moo-Hyun government in South Korea

Commentary

22 May, 2003

The Straits Times

22 May, 2003

N. Korea is top of Koizumi's agenda

Commentary

15 July, 2002

University of Tokyo

Conference on Beyond Dichotomy: The State and Society In Early Modern East Asia

Why Did the Chosun Dynasty Fail to Modernize?: 'Modernization from Above' and Early Modernity in Korea

Academic Presentation

18 May, 2002

Asahi Shimbun

18 May, 2002

Japan-South Korea relations at their peak: Interview

Commentary

9 April, 2001

Newsweek

9 April, 2001

Japan Finds Its Soul

Commentary

21 November, 1998

The National Bureau of Asian Research

Bilateral Meetings for the Korean Reunification Project

Korean Unification and Nationalism: Can Korean Nationalism after Unification be a Threat to Japan?

Academic Presentation

Major Publications

  Tettei Kensho: Kankokuron no Tsusetsu Zokusetsu
(Putting Japan-Korea Relations in Perspective and Taking the-Taken-for-Grantedness Seriously)
Chuokoron Shinsha: Tokyo, 2012)
 
  Nikkan Rekishi Ninshiki Mondai towa Nanika
(Historical Disputes between Japan and South Korea)
Minervashobo: Kyoto, 2014)
  
   
Popyurizumu, Minshushugi, Seijishido: Seidoteki Hendoki no Hikakuseijigaku
(Populism, Democracy and Political Leadership)

Minerva Shobo: Kyoto, 2009
Kindai Kankoku no Nashonarizumu
(Nationalism in Modern Korea)

Nakanishiya Shuppan: Kyoto, 2009
Kankoku Gendaishi: Daitoryo no Eiko to Satetsu
(Hisotry of the Republic of Korea)

Chuokoron Shinsha: Tokyo, 2008
Minsyuka no Kankoku Seiji: Park Chung-Hee to Yatoh Seijika tachi 1961-1979
(The Precondition of Democratization: South Korea 1961-1979)

Nagoya Univ. Press: Nagoya, 2008

Koso, Minpi: Shikaraba Itashikata Nashi (King Kojong and Queen Min)
Minerva Shobo: Kyoto, 2007


Posuto Kanryu no Media Shakaigaku
(Social Studies on Democracy and Nationalism in the Changing world)

Minerva Shobo: Kyoto, 2007
(Co-Ed. with Saeko Ishita, Chie Yamanaka)

Minsyuka To Nashonarizumu No Genchiten
(Democracy and Nationalism in the Changing world)

Minerva Shobo: Kyoto, 2006
(Co-Ed. with Yoshifumi Tamada)

Chosen Hanto O Domiruka
(Understanding Korea)
Shueisha: Tokyo, 2003)

Kankoku Ni Okeru 'Kenishugiteki' Taisei No Seriritsu
: Rishoban Seiken No Hokai Made
(Authoritarianization and Decolorization in South Korea)
Minerva-Shobo: Kyoto, 2003



The 25th Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities
is awarded to this book
by the Suntory Foundation, in 2003

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Chosen/Kankoku Nationalism To "Syokoku" Ishiki
: Chokoukoku Kara Kokumin Kokka e
(Korean Nationalism as a 'Small Nation'),
Minerva-Shobo: Kyoto, 2000

Higashi Ajia Ni Okeru Seifu To Kigyo
(Governments and Companies in East Asia)
Co-Ed. with Koji Kobayashi, Nobuteru Sasaki, Tang Yang)and Kansai Daigaku Hogaku Kenkyusho: Suita, 2001

CD-ROM / Daikan Minkoku 'Kanpo'
(National Gazettes of Republic of Korea from September 1948 to December 1953)
with Comment by Kan Kimura
Suzusawa-Shoten, 2003


The Special Prize of the 13th Asian-Pacific Prize
is awarded to this book
by the Asia Society, in 2001.


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