Exhibits Exhibit descriptions < Kyōwakai Membership Card
Exhibit descriptions
The Nature of Japan’s Colonial Aggression as Reflected in Bank Notes
A Grandmother’s Handmade Mumyeongbe (Cotton Yarn)
Yogan: A Living Necessity
Memories: Sokbaji (Inner Trousers for the Hanbok)
Kyōwakai Membership Card
Report Card with Korean Name Erased
Tokyo Bombing Victim Certificate
Suitcase
Handmade Taegukgi(The Flag of Korea)
Korean Registration Certificate Issued by Osaka Prefecture
Discrimination and Antiforeignism in a Crime Prevention Poster
Kenkoku Gakkō of 60 Years Ago
The Hanshin Education Struggle
Zainichi Koreans and the Pachinko Industry
Bataya Slum Areas in the 1960s
Mun-sun Kim’s Petition Written in Blood
List of Brown Atoll “Honorable Suicides” & Free Korean Press
Towel Used in a Prison for War Criminals
List of Members in the Association for Zainichi Korean Disabled Veterans of the Former Japanese Imperial Army
Choi Seung-hee and Sohn Kee-chung
Propaganda film You and Me
The Joy-Bearing Kkot-Kama (Traditional Korean Marriage Bridal Sedan Chair)
Korean Tigers Taken to Japan

Kyōwakai Membership Card

The Mutual Assistance Society (J: Kyōwakai) was an organization that affected all J-Koreans before liberation. It enforced things such as Japanese name changes, the wearing of Japanese clothes, praying at Japanese shrines, donations to national defense, volunteer work, and the learning of the Japanese language. There were branch offices in each prefecture and the office was located inside the Tokkō (Special Higher Police) division in charge of public security. Members were ordered to carry a membership booklet. Included in it were items such as an ID photo, original domicile, Japanese address, and occupation. It was a means of establishing identity. Also printed in the booklet was the “Kimigayo” (national anthem of Japan), “Oath of Subjects of the Imperial Nation,” and “Member Responsibilities.”