Patterns of escalation in historical and territorial disputes in Japan-ROK relations : 한일간 역사문제 및 영토분쟁의 패턴에 대한 분석

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국제대학원 국제학과(국제지역학전공)
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Japan-ROK relationshistorical disputesterritorial disputesanti-Japanese card
학위논문 (석사)-- 서울대학교 국제대학원 : 국제학과(국제지역학전공), 2014. 2. 박철희.
For several decades, the bilateral relationship between Japan and South Korea
has been described as geographically close and yet emotionally distant. Seoul
and Tokyo have experienced recurring conflict over historical and territorial
issues, especially since the late 1990s. In this context, many scholars have
pointed out the critical existence of historical and territorial issues, but there are
few scholarly works that focus on the historical and territorial disputes
themselves as dependent variables. This paper aims to explore the factors that
have influenced the developments in the historical and territorial disputes
between Japan and Korea. Toward that end, both quantitative and qualitative
methodology are employed, including (1) an examination of the variation in the
number of articles from major newspapers in Korea and Japan that address the
subjects of comfort women, the Yasukuni Shrine, and the Dokdo/Takeshima
and (2) an in-depth case study of the period from 1998 to 2013. On these empirical grounds, this paper argues, first, that historical and territorial disputes
are not constant but instead are dependent variables
second, that the most
typical pattern of unusual escalation of historical and territorial disputes has
involved a controversial act on the Japanese side followed by an assertive and
unilateral response from the South Korean president
and third, that a key factor
in the Japanese and Korean leaders provocative stances has been the domestic
politics at work in both countries.
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