* Date : 2019-03-01
THE INNERVIEW welcomes a special guest to mark the centenary of the March 1st Independence Movement against Japanese imperialism – Director Hosaka Yuji of Dokdo Research Institute, Sejong University is a widely respected expert of Korea-Japan affairs such as Dokdo and the so-called 'comfort women' issues. Professor Hosaka Yuji first came to Korea in 1988 as a foreign academic to teach Japanese culture. Since 1995, however, his interest in the Dokdo issue has led him to publish over 10 books in an effort to let the world know that Dokdo is a Korean territory. In 2003, he became a Korean citizen while continuing with his historical research on a wide range of issues in Korea-Japan relations; in particular, he has done much to collect sources and raise the profile of the issue of the so-called 'comfort women.' This is an academic whose conscience and a sense of mission have led him to research the contemporary history of Korea and Japan for over 20 years so that he may contribute to the resolution of longstanding troubles between the two nations.