The object of this research is finding out fishery exploitation of Japan from the late of Chosun Dynasty to the period of colony.
Korea has been suffered and invaded by Japanese imperialistic rule according to their diplomatic policy.
In Korea Dynasty, the fishing industry has been shrank and exhausted by Japanese pirate,“ Wae-Koo”. Korea also has been invaded by Japanese General Toyotomi in 1592. Korea became a colony of Japan with “the Treaty of Kang-wha”.
Japan became a leader of Asia by learning culture and institutions of Western Country through “Meiji Revolution” in 1868.
From 1840, Korea, Japan, and China opened door to western countries and accepted capitalism. But, the late of 19th, three Asian Countries walked on different way, conquest and submission.
Japanese imperialist caused“the Sino-Japanese War”and “Russian-Japanese War”and won a victory. Finally, Japan succeeded in being modernized and conquered Korea.
Japanese held a real power in Korean industry, especially fishing industry, and concluded an unequal treaty, such as “the Treaty of Chosun-Japan Trade”(1876), “the Treaty of Chosun-Japan Commerce ”(1883), “the Treaty of Chosun-Japan Fishery Right ”(1889),
“the Agreement of Chosun-Japan Fishing Industry ”(1908).
Japanese thought that the development of the fishing industry was root of the national wealth and did their best to develop fishing industry as a national strategy. But, Korean ignored it and had no interest.
Japanese Fisher man entered the Korean coast and established settlement in Korea under the support of the Japanese Government.
There were elite fishery officers and politicians who leaded fishery policy perfectly.
They researched and studied Korean sea and land, and gave an opportunity to make Korea a stepping stone for invading China. The profit of the fisher man was bonded with the invading nature of Japanese nationalism, it could fall down Korean sea as the imperialistic exploitation sea.
We can foresee and prepare the future by leaning history. In this point of view, I would like to consider history of the fishery exploitation