Department     Education Development and Learning Support Center
   Position   Associate Professor
Research Period 2009~2011
Research Topic Studies on North Korean Rhetoric of Indoctrination : Unveiling rhetorical methods of controlling the people
Research Type Individual Research
Research Division KAKENHI Research
Consignor Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Research Program Type Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research
KAKENHI Grant No. 21652043
Responsibility Representative Researcher
Representative Person TSUTSUI Kumiko
Details Textbooks in North Korea indoctrinate Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il's indispensable, fatherly figures and model behaviors and ways of thinking as a North Korean through various rhetorical devices, such as repetition, persuasion, comparison, nonverbal description, and questions and answers. Negative descriptions of foreign countries also contribute to constructing ideas of how North Koreans are protected by the government and how happy they are. Such rhetorical styles are used to maintain the current regime and control the people's behaviors and senses of thought.