■ This DB documents a comprehensive list of articles published in “Keijo Nippo (京城日報)” (1906.9 – 1945.10) , the official daily magazine of Government-general of Chosen. For articles on culture or literature, it offers a fine-grained keyword search function that classifies the articles on three levels (section, division, and group) and searches through the contents in both Korean and Japanese. ■ To enhance the usability of the search function, proper nouns such as names were written in kanji, hiragana, and Korean characters, for both Korean and Japanese pronunciations of kanji. For instance, “Tanizaki Junichiro (谷崎 潤一郎)” can be searched for in 4 different ways, by entering “谷崎 潤一郎(Kanji)” , “たにざき じゅんいちろう (hiragana)”,”다니자키 준이치로 (Korean characters for kanji pronounced in Japanese)”, or ”곡기윤일랑(Korean characters for kanji pronounced in Korean)”. ■ For improved usability of the search function, articles on culture or literature are classified into sections, divisions, and groups. Korean translation is provided for articles of high significance, so that the articles can be searched by genre as well as contents. ■ Despite being the most extensive source of Japanese text material during the occupation period, Keijo Nippo has remained difficult to access for individuals without proficiency in Japanese. With this DB, Keijo Nippo can now be accessed by researchers in the fields of humanities and social sciences with various backgrounds. ■By providing the list in both Japanese and Korean and adding Korean translation of selected articles, the DB enhances accessibility to the contents of Keijo Nippo for the general public and researchers in the field of Korean studies as well as Japan studies. * The contents that have been indexed by the list in the DB can be accessed via the website of the central library of Korea University (https://library.korea.ac.kr).
■ This DB (database) is the very first to digitalize a comprehensive list of articles in Keijo Nippo and enables a search in both Korean and Japanese. It will facilitate research on politics, economics, technology, and art in Korea during the Japanese occupation. ■ The DB will offer a fine-grained search function by categorizing articles on culture or literature into sections, divisions, and groups, based on analysis of the contents as well as the titles and provide Korean translation of major articles. This will significantly facilitate research of culture and literature in Korea during the Japanese occupation. ■ As the DB supports both the Korean and Japanese languages, researchers in the field of Korean studies as well as Japan studies can easily access the contents. This will promote engagement of Korean studies experts in researching Korean society under the Japanese rule. It will also lower the barrier for the general public to access the data and help them better understand the nature of Japanese occupation of Korea. ■ The titles and contents of articles on culture and literature in the DB can be searched using Chinese characters. This allows researchers who study imperialism and colonization in other East Asian nations, such as China and Taiwan, to access the data. From a broader perspective, it will contribute to research of colonialism in East Asia. ■ Keijo Nippo is the most extensive source of Japanese text materials written in the colonial era. By assessing and listing the articles about culture and literature, this DB will promote and accelerate advances in researching the period of Japanese occupation. In addition, the general public will gain access to valuable materials that will deepen their understanding of the history of Japanese occupation.