Beyond Ethnicity and Nationality Korean Schools in Japan : Cultural Discourses of "Homeland" and "Host"
This paper aims at shedding light on the current status of culture in Korean schools in Japan and the transmission of this culture, or cultures, to their students. Korean ethnic schools have survived in the midst of severe discrimination and prejudice from the surrounding Japanese society during the post-war era, an impressive statement of the power of culture. However, the status of these schools gradually changed after 2002, when the North Korean government admitted to a series of abduction cases of Japanese citizens and a new multicultural Korean society began to emerge. This paper will illuminate the roles of culture and diversity among Korean schools and their strenuous efforts dealing with discriminatory cultural policies of the Japanese government and society.
- Multicultural Relations
Multicultural Relations 6 (0), 85-98, 2009
Japan Society for Multicultural Relations
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