2019/10/21 14:05

Chinese Korean living in Japan

LIFE
This time, we interviewed Ms. Moon who issues free paper for “Chinese Korean living in Japan” who takes an important role with using their skills in Chinese, Korean and Japanese in Japanese society.
What made you start your career as an editor of the free paper for the Chinese Korean in Japan?



Right after the magazine, “Mujige (rainbow)” which was for the Chinese Korean in Japan, was issued, I offered myself to the magazine company as an applicant for its part time.


At that time, although I was working at this different company, I went to the office to help with design and edit on holidays.


However, sadly, after a half year, they decided to stop its publication. It was so regrettable for me that I finally decided to quit the company and became the publisher and has kept issuing since them. Thanks to everyone who has supported the magazine, it achieved its 2 year and 4 month anniversary. At present, we got our own readers and began to be recognized as media of information supplier for the Chinese Korean in Japan society.


There are 30 kinds of Korean free paper even only in Tokyo, but “Mujige” is the only magazine for “the Chinese Korean in Japan”.



-How many Chinese Korean people are living in Japan?


The number of Korean who has come to Japan since 1980’s reached 50000 and they live mainly as preschool student, foreign student, IT technician, employer.


Although a big percentage of foreigners come to Japan either as a preschool student or an overseas student, many of them get a job at Japanese company after graduate.





-I heard Chinese Korean people tend to stay in Japan to get employed. But isn’t it hard for them to get a full time job?



I think they have a balanced sense and adaptability to new environment since they have their own background as minority which differs from Chinese, Korean and Japanese. It is “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” way of thinking. It is impossible to exercise their 3 language skill until they adjust to others.
They always keep the thought in mind, so they are likely to be accepted by Japanese companies.



--What do you want to do in future? ?



Now, there are some associations/groups of the Chinese Korean in Japan. They hold activities for the purpose of building friendship, exchange events of Business association, Job forums, and events such as Sports day regularly.
So what I am thinking is that we could be a part of media for the development of Korean while volunteering.
For future, I would love to issue Multilanguage magazine with Chinese, Korean and Japanese with taking an advantage of multi-culture of the Chinese Korean.
I want to do my best with the belief that it should be us, Chinese Korean people that is to be a bridge for the mutual exchange and understanding among “close but far neighbors”; China, Japan and Korea.


The profile of  Ms Moon

After arriving Japan in the spring of 1999, she learned graphic design at art school and worked at Japanese company after her graduation.
Now, she issues free paper for Chinese Korean in Japan.
She says she is happiest in her life, working on the publication with her favorite languages and doing a job that she wants.
Free magazine for Chinese Korean in Japan; Mujige (rainbow)
URL: http://www.mujige-jp.net/home/
This time, we interviewed Ms. Moon who issues free paper for “Chinese Korean living in Japan” who takes an important role with using their skills in Chinese, Korean and Japanese in Japanese society.
What made you start your career as an editor of the free paper for the Chinese Korean in Japan?



Right after the magazine, “Mujige (rainbow)” which was for the Chinese Korean in Japan, was issued, I offered myself to the magazine company as an applicant for its part time.


At that time, although I was working at this different company, I went to the office to help with design and edit on holidays.


However, sadly, after a half year, they decided to stop its publication. It was so regrettable for me that I finally decided to quit the company and became the publisher and has kept issuing since them. Thanks to everyone who has supported the magazine, it achieved its 2 year and 4 month anniversary. At present, we got our own readers and began to be recognized as media of information supplier for the Chinese Korean in Japan society.


There are 30 kinds of Korean free paper even only in Tokyo, but “Mujige” is the only magazine for “the Chinese Korean in Japan”.



-How many Chinese Korean people are living in Japan?


The number of Korean who has come to Japan since 1980’s reached 50000 and they live mainly as preschool student, foreign student, IT technician, employer.


Although a big percentage of foreigners come to Japan either as a preschool student or an overseas student, many of them get a job at Japanese company after graduate.





-I heard Chinese Korean people tend to stay in Japan to get employed. But isn’t it hard for them to get a full time job?



I think they have a balanced sense and adaptability to new environment since they have their own background as minority which differs from Chinese, Korean and Japanese. It is “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” way of thinking. It is impossible to exercise their 3 language skill until they adjust to others.
They always keep the thought in mind, so they are likely to be accepted by Japanese companies.



--What do you want to do in future? ?



Now, there are some associations/groups of the Chinese Korean in Japan. They hold activities for the purpose of building friendship, exchange events of Business association, Job forums, and events such as Sports day regularly.
So what I am thinking is that we could be a part of media for the development of Korean while volunteering.
For future, I would love to issue Multilanguage magazine with Chinese, Korean and Japanese with taking an advantage of multi-culture of the Chinese Korean.
I want to do my best with the belief that it should be us, Chinese Korean people that is to be a bridge for the mutual exchange and understanding among “close but far neighbors”; China, Japan and Korea.


The profile of  Ms Moon

After arriving Japan in the spring of 1999, she learned graphic design at art school and worked at Japanese company after her graduation.
Now, she issues free paper for Chinese Korean in Japan.
She says she is happiest in her life, working on the publication with her favorite languages and doing a job that she wants.
Free magazine for Chinese Korean in Japan; Mujige (rainbow)
URL: http://www.mujige-jp.net/home/