National Museum of Japanese History
Associate Professor
I have been studying the history of the Japan-Korea relationship in the Kofun period by analyzing the genealogy of foreign-originated materials excavated in both regions. In this research, I provide a comprehensive picture of the relationship that represented not only the diplomacy of kingship but also a very pluralistic and conflictingly woven relationship.
At present, I am studying the relationship between the Yeongsangang area and Wa (ancient Japan) and making efforts to elucidate it, together with South Korean researchers, through analysis of mounded tombs and settlements.

In this project for Northeast Asia Area Studies, I hope to contribute to an integrated understanding of dates derived from natural scientific analysis and archaeological dates. I am also considering analyzing how the trend of mounded tombs and settlements of Korea’s Three Kingdoms correlate with environmental changes.