Why Japan invested enormous amount of Japanese tax money and funds to
actively promote the modernization and development of Korea?
Question 1: Beginning of Korea
Question 2: Foundation and fall of the unified Silla
Question 3: Foundation and fall of Goryeo
Question 4: Foundation and administration of the Joseon Dynasty
Question 5: Conditions in the middle part of the Joseon era
Question 6: Conditions in the last years of the Joseon era
Question 7: Modernization of Korea and its obstruction
Question 8: About the shift of Korea
Question 9: Korea’s situation after Japan’s withdrawal
The case of wartime laborers, compensation for comfort women, dispute over the
Liancourt Rocks (Takeshima / Dokdo)... the anti-Japanese activities in Korea seems to
become more and more violent for the last few years.
For the better understanding of Korea, here we would like to review Korean history and
candidly show the points about which we regularly have questions. We would ask people in
the world to judge whether this belief is correct.
«about the author»
In 1938, Masaru TOKUDA was born in Japan, as the second son of a fallen soldier.
After graduating from a technical school, engaged in research & development,
manufacturing and sales of industrial machinery equipment. Also, engaged in corporate
management for a Japanese private enterprise.
Through the business, interacted with people from India, four Southeast Asian countries,
twenty-six provinces/cities of China, Taiwan, South Korea, three European countries and
the United States.
After retirement, lived his life at the fullest. But concerned about intense of anti-Japanese
movement in South Korea. Established the “Association for the Review of Japan-Korea
Relationship”, and now works in research about the relationship of two countries.
■About the author