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Greetings from the former director
History of the Museum

History of the Museum

  • 24th November 2005
  • Establishment of the History Museum of J-Koreans in Minato-ku, Tokyo. (Permanent collection exhibition room, library, seminar room)
  • January 2006
  • Establishment of the website
  • February 2006
  • 1st exhibition: “From the February 8th Declaration to the March 1st Movement”
  • March 2006
  • Start of the “Saturday Seminar” (hosted on the first Saturday of every month)
  • May 2007
  • 2nd exhibition: “The First Generation’s War: Issues Regarding Former BC-Level Korean War Criminals”
  • June 2007
  • Renewal of the permanent collection exhibition room
  • January 2008
  • 3rd exhibition: “Zainichi: Growing Old in Japan”
  • July 2008
  • 4th exhibition: “Do You Know Kin Kakuei?”
  • September 2008
  • Opening of the “Osaka Special Exhibition” (Osaka Human Rights Museum)
  • December 2008
  • Publication of the catalog “100 Years of Zainichi as Seen Through Photographs”
  • September 2009
  • 5th exhibition: “A Poet, Artist, and Critic Who Fought Discrimination: Oh Rim Jun exhibition”
  • December 2009
  • Opening of the “Nagoya Special Exhibition” (Nagoya City Museum)
  • April 2010
  • Establishment of the special exhibition room
  • May 2010
  • 6th exhibition: “1 Yen Lawsuit: My name is Choi Chang Hwa”
  • September 2010
  • 7th exhibition: “The Massacre of Koreans during the Great Kanto Earthquake and the State and the Masses”
  • October 2010
  • Symposium on the “Annexation of Korea” upon its 100-year anniversary and the 5-year anniversary of the History Museum of J-Koreans (Osaka)
    “Mapping Out the Future of Zainichi” (Osaka International Conference)
  • November 2010
  • Symposium on the “Annexation of Korea” upon its 100-year anniversary and the 5-year anniversary of the History Museum of J-Koreans (Tokyo)
    “Differences in Historical Awareness in Korea and Japan, 100 Years After Annexation” (YMCA Asia Youth Center)
  • November 2010
  • “Fukuoka Special Exhibition” (Fukuoka City Museum)
  • October 2011
  • 8th exhibition: “Park Eidai Photo Exhibition – Gunkanjima: Memory of the Forced Mobilization of Koreans”
  • August 2012
  • Seoul Special Exhibition: “Arirang Within Japan” (Seoul History Museum)
  • August 2013
  • 9th exhibition: “90 Years After the Great Kanto Earthquake, an Unatoned Past: The Massacre of Koreans as Seen Through Photos, Paintings, and Books”
  • March 2014
  • 10th exhibition: “Abandoned Koreans: The Comfort Women”
  • May 2014
  • 11th exhibition: “Ahn Sae Hong Photo Exhibition: Korean Comfort Women Left in China”
  • July 2014
  • Mini exhibition: “On the Donghak Peasant Revolution & Sino-Japanese War” nishiki-e exhibition
    ‘Seize the Korean Royal Palace!: Everything Started From Gyeongbokgung, ‘From Trapping the King to the Sino-Japanese War’”
  • January 2015
  • Exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the History Museum of J-Koreans: ‘Oh Byong Hank – Ethnic Colors Connecting the Strait”
  • February 2015
  • Mini exhibition: “A History of Mindan Through Posters” (lobby)
  • April 2015
  • Publication of lecture notes Questioning Japan through Modern Korean History
  • August 2015
  • 12th exhibition: “Bae So Photo Exhibition: Dancer Kim Soon Ja's Commemoration Trip and Requiem Dance”
  • September 2015
  • Mini exhibition: “70 Years Since Our Establishment: Mindan” (lobby)
  • October 2015
  • Exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the History Museum of J-Koreans: “Exhibition of Donations: Treasures Within Trash”
    Expansion of the 10th anniversary exhibition room
  • November 2015
  • Movie screening celebrating the 10th anniversary of the History Museum of J-Koreans: Kōshikei (Death by Hanging, directed by Ōshima Nagisa)
  • July 2016
  • 13th exhibition: “Photo Exhibition in Memory of Director Oh Duk Soo: Behind the Scenes”
  • September 2016
  • 14th exhibition: “Japan and the Independence Movement Within Japan” (co-hosted by Independence Hall and the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs)
  • November 2016
  • 15th exhibition: “Zainichi Koreans with Hansen's Disease: Photos Taken by Cho Gun Jae”
  • December 2016
  • Symposium celebrating the 100th Saturday Seminar: “The Present Future of the History Museum of J-Koreans”
  • April 2017
  • Dr. Lee Sungsi become the 2nd director
  • February 2018
  • 16th exhibition: “Plus/Minus My Youth: 20 Years After the Passing of Park Kyong Shik”
  • February 2019
  • 17th exhibition: “The February 8th Declaration and March 1st Movement” and “Symposium Commemorating the 100-Year Anniversary of the February 8th Declaration and March 1st Movement”
  • November 2019
  • 18th exhibition: “The Poverty and Discrimination That Gave Rise to the Mass Repatriation Project”