7.Japanese people’s knowledge of other countries

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Yasuno and Enomoto (2020, Bulletin of the Faculty of Letters, Chuo University) examined what kind of knowledge Japanese people have about China and Korea by using a web-monitoring survey. The results showed that Japanese knowledge of China tended to be biased toward history and the Japan-China conflict and knowledge of Korea tended to be biased toward pop stars and the Japan-Korea conflict, indicating lack of knowledge of contemporary Chinese and Korean society. Based on these findings, this research team will examine what Japanese people know about other countries and how such knowledge affects their feelings toward those countries. The measurement of "knowledge" is difficult, and there are hardly any large-scale surveys worldwide. We hope the results of this research will lead to an international comparative research in collaboration with researchers in other countries. 1/4/2021