CHRONOLOGY

1906

Ito appointed Resident General of Korea Ito assassinated in 1909 Korea formally annexed by Japan in 1910

1905

Railway concession in Manchuria leads to trade penetration weakly independent Korea occupied piecemeal

1904

War with Russia over Korea defeat of Russia Treaty of Portsmouth 1905 limited concessions received

1894

War with China over Korea defeat of China Treaty of Shimonoseki 1895 Korea independent Taiwan ceded

538

Buddhism enters Japan from Baekje one of the three Kingdoms of Korea launching Asuka Period 592 - 710

 

GLOSSARY

nissen

Japan/pre War Korea

sen kanji abbreviation meaning brilliant fresh indicating pre War Korea

nitcho

Japan/North Korea

cho kanji abbreviation meaning morning indicating North Korea

Niigata

major city on Japan Sea coast

important centre for traffic with North Korea and Russian Far East by air/sea

nikkan

Japan/Korea

kan kanji meaning South Korea using rare radical tanned leather cf Nelson

taisei

general trend

as kita chosen mondai no taisei the trend of the North Korea problem

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