“Korean Japanese”

  title={“Korean Japanese”},
  author={Eika Tai},
  journal={Critical Asian Studies},
  pages={355 - 382}
  • Eika Tai
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Sociology
  • Critical Asian Studies
Until recently, resident Koreans in Japan, former colonial subjects and their offspring, have had only two options for staying in Japan: naturalization, which required assimilation and the adoption of a Japanese identification, or zainichi status, which meant remaining Korean nationals and keeping their own ethnic identity. Choosing the zainichi option was a way for resident Koreans to express their resistance to Japan's naturalization system, which they saw as a legacy of assimilationist… 

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