Introduction

Since establishment in 1991, the Japanese Language and Literature Society of Korea (JLLSK) has grown to reach over 1,000 members as of 2013.
This Society is led by researchers studying Japanese linguistics, Japanese literature, Japanese language education, Japanese Studies, and more, including people interested in such fields. It holds a symposium as a platform where domestic professionals make and share presentations. Also, it makes vigorous efforts to accelerate internal and external relevant research and academic development and further vitalize Korea-Japan exchanges by holding international symposiums and forums for academic exchange with concerned overseas academic researchers, and then revealing the outcomes to the public through the Journal.
In addition, the Japanese Language and Literature Society of Korea supports subordinate research organizations (Japanese linguistics, Japanese literature, Japanese language education, Japanese Studies, and more) comprised of related researchers in each field and aggressively moves forward with its objectives in association with the Korea-Japan Research Association. In addition to doing relevant studies, it actively assists projects led by NGOs, civil groups, and the like in regard to exchanges with Japan so as to impose social responsibility on relevant researchers and help ordinary people understand Japan. Furthermore, it contributes to a mutual understanding for peaceful ties in this region by expanding exchanges among experts and journals in East Asia, especially including Japan.
The Japanese Language and Literature Society of Korea, founded with those objectives, aims at an open up international society where all the people conducting studies on Japan in the world can participate.