Seminar: Japanese Perspective on Korean Reunification

July 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, 1601 East-West Road, John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125 (3rd Floor)

With the unfolding process of Korean reunification, it is important to explore how experts in Japan assess and understand the process and consequences of reunification of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). Based on semi-structured interviews with experts in Japan, this presentation shows how collective frames and the conceptual interpretation of power play an important role in organizing information and developing specific political prescriptions related to the process of Korean reunification. Understanding of these evaluative processes can help assess and predict reactions and policy-making in Japan toward the reunification of South and North Korea.

Karina V. Korostelina is a Professor and Director of the Programs on History, Memory, and Conflict and a co-director of the Program on Preventing Mass Atrocities at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. She is currently a POSCO Fellow in the East-West Center’s Research Program. She has received 40 grants and has been a Fulbright New Century Scholar and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Eckert Institute, the Institute for Advanced Studies at Waseda University, the Northeast Asia Foundation, Central European University, and the Bellagio Center. The results of her research are presented in more than 90 articles and chapters and 16 books.

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