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Zainichi Korean collection
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The Zainichi Korean collection is comprised of research files of Yondaru Kimu. Yondaru Kimu is a second-generation Zainichi Korean and a researcher of modern Korean history, particularly the history of Zainichi Koreans. Zainichi Koreans are Korean migrants and their descendants from Joseon who have historical roots in the Japan-Korea annexation of 1910-1945 and reside in Japan with the special permanent resident status. The subject of his research files covers Zainichi Koreans' ethnic conflicts in the 1970s and 1980s. The collection also contains materials on the same subject collected by the Hinode Bookstore, a Zainichi Korean bookstore in Osaka, Japan.
Kimu, Yondaru (Kim, Yŏng-dal) [金英達], a.k.a. Kin, Hidetatsu (Japanese-style name: Ohno, Hidetatsu [大野英達]) was born in Kasugai, Aichi Prefecture, Japan on October 7, 1948. He was a second-generation Zainichi Korean who gained Japanese citizenship in 1970 and married a Japanese woman, Sadae Yamaki [八巻貞枝] in 1981. After graduating from Kobe University in 1980, he taught at several universities including Kansai University as an adjunct instructor. He was a researcher of modern Korean history, particularly the Soshi-kaimei policy, a name-change policy implemented in 1939 for Koreans to adopt Japanese-style names. He actively participated in Zainichi study groups such as Mukuge no Kai [むくげの会] and Zainichi Chosenjin Unodoshi Kenkyukai [在日朝鮮人運動史研究会], and chaired a civil rights movement group, RENK. He was murdered in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on April 24, 2000.
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