Korea's Protect Screen Quota Day

Aaron Gerow gerow
Wed Dec 2 01:08:54 EST 1998

>Upon reading this, I suddenly realized that I know far more about the
>history of federal domestic film protection in the Korean context. I'm
>basically ignorant of Japanese import policy. Does anyone know if there
>even IS one?

No, there is not, and at least until the late 1980s, when foreign films 
finally overtook domestic films, there probably was not much a need for 
one.  There were restrictions, of course, under the 1939 Film Law, but 
the postwar government's position towards film has been largely laissez 
faire.  Alternatives have been bandied about, but none have gone too far. 
 If anyone knows more, I'd like to hear it.

Aaron Gerow
Yokohama National University
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