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On Wednesday, South Korean and Japanese researchers from the ROK-Japan Joint History Research Group released a public version of their findings from the second term of their government-endorsed joint history project. While disagreements continued among the thirty-four South Korean and Japanese scholars in the second term of the project over the interpretation of sensitive issues from the period of Japan’s colonization of Korea from 1910-1945, progress was made in the form of agreements on issues such as the non-existence of the Japanese “Imna” government headquarters in the fourth century. The full report, as well as Japanese and Korean media coverage on the public release of the report can be found below:
Media Coverage: Korean News Media
Japan Office Never Existed in 4th Century, JoongAng Daily, March 24, 2010.
A Small Step for the Future, JoongAng Daily, March 24, 2010.
Korean, Japanese Historians Agree to Ditch Occupation Theory, Chosun Ilbo, March 24, 2010.
Media Coverage: Japanese News Media
Japan, S. Korea Researchers at Odds over Forced Labor, ‘Comfort Women’, The Japan Times, March 24, 2010.
Japanese, South Korean Researchers Remain Split on Views over Modern History, Mainichi Shimbun, March 24, 2010.
日韓、互いに教科書批判…歴史共同研究 (S. Korea and Japan Criticism of Each Other’s Textbooks…Joint History Research), Yomiuri Shimbun, March 23, 2010.