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Aims of the Museum of History of Visitors-Accurate and objective study of East Asian relations history-

The Japanese people and Japanese culture are not uniquely formed.
It was the Yayoi period, which was the origin of the Japanese nation, that brought technologies such as paddy rice cultivation to the Japanese archipelago during the Jomon period, which mainly eats nuts.

He was a migrant from the Korean Peninsula.
Also, during the Azuchi-Momoyama period, many engineers were brought from the Korean Peninsula and contributed to the development of Japanese pottery technology.
And in the Edo period, exchanges by the Joseon Tongsinsa promoted the spread of advanced scholarship.
It was not until the modern era that such a relationship with the Korean Peninsula collapsed significantly.
In 1910, Japan colonized the Korean Peninsula, forcing more than 2 million people to come.
In 1945, the Korean Peninsula was liberated by the defeat of Japan, but about 600,000 people did not return and settled in Japan.
Currently, more than 700,000 Japanese nationals and their descendants.
And about 500,000 Koreans living in Japan (special permanent residents) live in Japan, but even today, "prejudice" and "discrimination" have been resolved.

It is an issue.
By facing the "past" head-on, we use it as a source of food to prevent the unfortunate history from repeating.
I believe that we should reconstruct the “fellowship of sincerity” with our neighbors and promote “awareness reform” to respond to the global era.

Toshi Kawabe, Director of the History Museum

渡来人歴史館 館長 河 炳俊
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