1st Edition

Japanese Public Sentiment on South Korea Popular Opinion and International Relations

Edited By Tetsuro Kobayashi, Atsushi Tago Copyright 2022
    146 Pages 52 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    146 Pages 52 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The contributors to this book demonstrate empirically how Japanese public opinion is formed amid strained Japan–South Korea relations.

    Studying public opinion in Japan and South Korea is critically important for exploring the causes and consequences of the deterioration of the relationship between the two countries. Japan–South Korea relations are at their worst level since World War II. Faced with North Korea’s nuclear threat and China’s regional and global advances, Japan and South Korea are each allied with the US and function as key stabilizers within the Asia–Pacific "Pax Americana." These relations play a decisive role in East Asia’s international security.

    The contributors explore a variety of social scientific methodologies—both conventional quantitative surveys and experiments, as well as quantitative text analyses of published books and computational analyses of social media data—to disentangle the dynamic relationship between Japanese public opinion and Japan–South Korea relations.

    An invaluable resource for scholars of East Asian regional security issues.

    1. Bringing people’s voices back in Japan–South Korea relations
    2. Yuki Asaba

    3. South Korea-Japan FCR crisis and public opinion: Gathering survey data in real-time crisis development
    4. Shohei Doi, Kazunori Inamasu, Shoko Kohama, Atsushi Tago

    5. When will Japan’s apology lead to reconciliation with South Korea?
    6. Tetsuro Kobayashi, Atsushi Tago, Kyu S. Hahn, Yuki Asaba

    7. Analyzing "Anti-Korean" hate books in Japan
    8. Hongchun Lee

    9. Network analysis of the tweets on South Korea–Japan conflict: A case of the trade dispute in 2019

              Dongwoo Lim, Fujio Toriumi, Kaori Hayashi

        6. Semantic structure of the comfort women issue in Japanese and South Korean newspapers

            Yuki Ogawa, Tetsuro Kobayashi

         7. The influence of anti-Korean sentiment on communications with political parties

             Mitsuo Yoshida, Fujio Toriumi



    Tetsuro Kobayashi is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at City University of Hong Kong.

    Atsushi Tago is Professor in the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan and Global Fellow of Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway.