Ongoing discrimination against Zainichi Korean in Politics and Government policies

The Ongoing Discrimination against Zainichi Korean in Politics and Government Policies Name of student Institutional Affiliation Cultural and Ethnic Studies Date of submission Introduction The Zainichi are Koreans who hold permanent residency in Japan as foreign nationals. Most of them hold Japanese citizenship originating from as early as 1910 when the Japanese ruled in the Korean Peninsula (Beare, 2007). For a number of decades, the citizenships of the Zainichi Koreans have been discriminated upon by different government policies including the Treaty of San Francisco that failed to spell out the specific clauses regarding their continued stay in Japan. In an official revocation incident in...

Chapter 2 Ideas about Japaneseness Nihonjinron and Influences

Chapter 2: Ideas about Japaneseness, Nihonjinron, and Influences Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Abstract While the concept of Nihonjinron helped Japan navigate through the devastating post-war period, it encouraged the development of homogeneity influences that have affected society adversely. Precisely, Nihonjinron has encouraged the discrimination of minority groups such as Zainichi Koreans. Japanese homogeneity is a myth that encourages the suppression of indigenous people. The idea that the country is homogenous and the existence of ethnic discrimination is impossible due to the lack of diversity is central to the illusion of Nihonjinron. The illusion has encouraged...

Chapter 4: Possibility of Change

Possibility of Change Author’s name: Institutional affiliation: Introduction After the Second World War, the Japanese government sort to create an ethno racially homogeneous country. They therefore no longer recognized the ethnic Koreans as part of the Japanese nationality. This led to prejudice and discrimination against the Zainichi among other ethnicities as policies and laws were passed by the government to outcast the minority groups. In an attempt to fight back and liberate the people of Korean descent from Japanese discrimination, several organizations were established. The most influential ones were the Mindan and the Chongryun. The Japanese have further been known to treat ethnic...

Zainichi Korean in Japan

Author’s Name: Instructor’s Name: Course: Date: Zainichi Korean in Japan Introduction Speculations about the nature and origins of the people of Japan debates over their identity, their self-image construction, and their nation have been recurrent on the Japanese political and intellectual life over the decades. Recently, a literature genre commonly referred to as Nihonjinron has been used over the years to highlight these speculations. The western scholars have critically been scrutinizing this genre. To get an understanding of its context and to analyze what it says about the people of Japan, the scholars have focused on the nature of theories constructed, their self-imagery and...