Release of the 2nd Term Report by the Japan-ROK Joint History Research Committee
March 23, 2010
The report on the results of the 2nd term Japan-ROK Joint History Research was released today following editing procedures upon the conclusion on November 28, 2009 of the Joint Research that had been conducted over a period of about two and a half years since June 2007. The report will be made available on the homepage of the Japan-Korea Cultural Foundation, which has served as the Secretariat of the Joint History Research Committee, and will also be circulated in libraries, through textbook publishing companies, and other media.
The launching of the 2nd term Japan-ROK Joint History Research was agreed at the Japan-ROK Summit Meeting held in June 2005 following the report on the results of the 1st term Japan-ROK Joint History Research that was released in June 2005. Experts of Japan and the ROK have conducted joint research through period-specific working groups, namely ancient history, medieval and modern history, and modern and contemporary history. In addition, a new working group, "the textbook subgroup," has also been newly established.
This joint research will contribute to promoting mutual understanding of accurate facts and recognition on the history of Japan-ROK relations. In particular, it is believed that researchers were able to deepen understanding of their counterparts' way of thinking through academic research and discussions.
The Governments of Japan and the ROK have made the valuable results of this Joint Research widely public, expecting that it will play a significant role in further deepening mutual understanding between Japan and the ROK on their history.
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