Many would agree that Korea was taken over by the Japanese government during 1945. The Korean culture was slowly disappearing under the Japanese rule. Such as the native language, changes in names, their freedom rights, working in a foreign land to provide the for the family back in homeland, those who are considered being state-less in Japan, and Korea losing their status. To the Japanese government, they may have felt that their policies was a perfect way to control the Colonial Koreans, however, not to the people: including many Japanese sympathizer.
Nevertheless, even if many people did not agree with the assimilation policies by the Japanese government, the Japanese government were still successful in controlling Koreans Identity. During this change In Colonial Korea under the Japanese government, many people did not agree with the assimilation policies. Along with the Koreans many Japanese sympathizers agreed. Colonial Korea was being stripped away from their identity. During this time, about 200,000 million Koreans lived in Japan and many Japanese lived In Korea as well.
Japanese who lived In Korea were given the assumption that they should not associate with the Koreans. They also viewed the Koreans as filthy. However, there were those who felt bad for the Koreans. An example of Japanese sympathizer is a women figure name Fumier Kane. Fumier was moved to Korea with her grandmother after having family conflict. After moving to Korea, Fumier expected to live a better life than the one back In Japan but It Is not so. After adopted by her grandmother and aunt, Fumier lived as a maid under their roof.
Living under brutality from her family members, she began to realize the mistreatment of the Koreans under the Japanese in Korea. When Fumier met with a Korean Activist Pack Yell, they shared the same Ideas. These two people published magazines addressing the obstacles that the Koreans are facing under Japan. A person’s last name is a huge part of culture. It is a way to distinguish the individual’s family ancestors. Under the Japanese rule, Koreans were forced to register a Japanese surname. Of course, many people disagreed with this change.
Koreans were able to keep their Korean family name however; they had to have a Japanese name as well. “Koreans created Japanese surnames with words which expressed their family history’ (Bazooka) To keep their family name alive, the Koreans ad to find a way to find a surname that was connected to their ancestors. But many Japanese people did not like this either. They did not want another foreign country to just adopt it like they deserve the name. “This was a tactic to make Koreans into Japanese. They didn’t do this blindly, you know. They had very sinister plans” (doc. 1) More over, from this assimilation policy, you can see that the Japanese government was successful In the way that Koreans had to add something from the Japan’s culture however, even if the Koreans did take the surname, they tried to find a way to incorporate something from their roots. The Japanese government was also successful in controlling the use of the Korean native language. In schools, the- language education was banned leaving Korean people to feel hopeless. Before the language being banned, for the students In public school It was their first time learning the Korean alphabet. P until the 1938, the government decided to change 1 OFF being forced to speak another foreign language was a success for the Japanese government. It is clear that the Korean culture were slowing disappearing. If they banned the native language and were forced to speak it, the younger generation Mould slowly forget their own language and adopt the Japanese language as their own. This leaves the younger generation to question them selves. Koreans Nerve also forced into Joining the Japanese military.
Many Korean men were forced onto Joining the Japanese army or they were forced to work in the military industry. Most of the people were left helpless that they had to go. According to document 30, Korean student name Chon Chases wanted to run away so that he did not have go to Japan. But because of his brother pressuring that he had to go at least for a year, he had no choice but to go. This left the Korean from their freedom of choice to choose if they wanted to leave or not. In the beginning of sass, the population of Koreans living in Japan expanded.
According the Gave Dads’ Prisoners of the Lebanese, Japanese officials did not trust the Koreans working in Japan so the Lebanese would kill them. After 1947, it was hard for Koreans living in lapin. In 1947,the Japanese government decided to pass the Alien Registration Law. Many Koreans who were moved to Japan, and those who are Koreans but born in lapin would believe that they adopted the Japanese nationality. However, this law Nas for not only Koreans but also Taiwanese people and if they did not carry any documentation of their family then they are to become state-less.
Koreans and Taiwanese living in Japan lose their Japanese nationality. Koreans did not have neither Korean nor Japanese nationality, living them helpless. They were also not given the opportunity to grant a passport if they did not have any diplomatic ties with the country, and this appears to leave them abandon. Korea was faced with many changes under the Japanese assimilation policies. Their identity and freedom Nerve stripped away from a different country. Japan was able to colonize the Korean peninsula and take control.
The Japanese government has been successful in many Nays. They were able to force Koreans to become more “Japanned” by changing the languages, forcing the Koreans to take Japanese last name, gathering Koreans to live n Japan and work for the Military. It almost as it seems like the Japanese government Anted to wipe away the Korean culture and replace with Japanese nationality. In my opinion, Japan was able to succeed in enforcing these policies.