Court Hearing Dates

[Updated on October 29, 2018]

July 28, 2017

Court paper was filed by Mr. Yutaka Fujii, Professor Kim’s attorney, with Hiroshima Local Court against Hiroshima City University as the defendant.

October 4, 2017, 13:20~

The first court hearing was held.

The defendant, Hiroshima City University, was ordered to submit the objective documental evidence to justify their disciplinary dismissal of Professor Mikyoung Kim by December 4, 2017.

December 30, 2017

The defendant, Hiroshima City University, submitted their defense paper and documentary evidences.

March 6, 2018, 10:00 AM~

The second court hearing was held for the plaintiff to submit the 1st rebuttal paper and documentary evidences.

April 13, 2018

Plaintiff submitted the 2nd rebuttal paper.

May 23, 2018

HCU submitted their defense paper.

July, 2018

Plaintiff submitted my rebuttal paper.

October 3, 2018

Third court hearing was held when the plaintiff submitted my rebuttal paper.

 

 

 

List of Supporters

[As of October 29, 2018]

Robert Alexander (Ohio Northern University, USA)

Wellington Almeida (University of Brasília, Brazil)

Dipak Amin (Citizen, UK)

Osamu Arakaki (International Christian University, Japan)

Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat (University of Connecticut, USA)

Charles Armstrong (Columbia University, USA)

Buhm-Suk Baek (Kyung Hee University, Korea)

Don Baker (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Tatiana Barandova (National Research University Higher School of Economics Campus at Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

Aileen Baviera (University of Philippines, Philippines)

Richard Bitzinger (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Adam Bohnet (King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario, Canada)

Frank “Chip” Carey (Georgia State University, USA)

Francisco Carranza (Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru)

Haesook Chae (Baldwin Wallace University, USA)

Kyungsook Chang (citizen, Korea)

Kyung-Sup Chang (Seoul National University, Korea)

Alexander González Chavarría (Pontificia Universidad, Bogotá D.C., Colombia)

Gong Chen (Georgia State University, USA)

Shin Chiba (International Christian University, Japan)

Hyung-ik Choi (Hanshin University, Korea)

Jong Hee Choi (Writer, Korea)

Seung-Whan Choi (University of Illinois-Chicago, USA)

Ja Ian Chong (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Young-hwan Chong (Meijigakuin University, Japan)

Eunbin Chung (University of Utah, USA)

Walter C. Clemens, Jr. (Boston University, USA)

Thomas De Luca (Fordham University, USA)

Jamie Doucette (University of Manchester, UK)

Jim Dowd (University of Georgia, USA)

Takeshi Fujii (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)

Gary Alan Fine (Northwestern University, USA)

Linda Grant (University of Georgia, USA)

Carol Gould (City University of New York, USA)

Istar Gozaydin (Former Professor of Law and Politics, Turkey)

Eunyoung Ha (The Association of Korean Political Studies, USA)

Kristiaan Habacon (Pastor of Hiroshima’s Mitaki Green Chapel, Japan)

Stephan Haggard (University of California San Diego, USA)

Ju Hui Judy Han (UCLA, USA)

Junko Hattori (Interpreter/Translator, Japan)

Koji Hayashi (Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, USA)

Baogang He (Deakin University, Australia)

Todd A. Henry (University of California-San Diego, USA)

Uk Heo (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA)

Courtney Hillebrecht (University of Nebraska, USA)

Young-ju Hoang (Busan University of Foreign Studies, Korea)

Hyung T. Hong (The East Asia Foundation, Korea)

Jong-wook Hong (Seoul National University, Korea)

David Hundt (Deakin University, Australia)

Byoungjoo Hwang (The Institute for Korean Historical Studies, Korea)

Insang Hwang (International Christian University, Japan)

Jihwan Hwang (University of Seoul, Korea)

Masaki Ina (International Christian University, Japan)

Syunitsu Inoue (Hiroshima Chapter of Japan Congress of Journalists, Japan)

Roger L. Janelli (Indiana University, USA)

Maorong Jiang (Creighton University, USA)

Sam-Sang Jo (Chuo University, Japan)

William Roger Jones (Virginia State University, USA)

Jai Kwan Jung (Korea University, Korea)

Choong-Nam Kang (Murray State University, USA)

Su-Dol Kang (Korea University, Korea)

Naoe Kawamoto (Hiroshima University, Japan)

Han Sang Kim (Rice University, USA)

Hieyoon Kim (Brown University, USA)

Janice C H Kim (York University, Canada)

Keong-il Kim (Academy of Korean Studies, Korea)

Misun Kim (Seoul National University, Korea)

Nan Kim (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA)

Su Yun Kim (University of Hong Kong, SAR, PRC)

Tae Hyun Kim (Hanul M Plus, Korea)

Tae-Hyung Kim (Soongsil University, Korea)

Taekyoon Kim (Seoul National University, Korea)

Chanmi Ko (Managing Editor of Review of Korean Studies, Korea)

Hey Sun Ko (Dankook University, Korea)

Nusta Carranza Ko (Ohio Northern University, USA)

Sungman Koh (Ritsumeikan University, Japan)

Sejin Koo (Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan)

Edward Kwon (Northern Kentucky University, USA)

Soontaek Kwon (former editorial writer of the Donga Ilbo, Korea)

Seungmin Kuk (Washington University, USA)

Tae-Hwan Kwak (Eastern Kentucky University, USA)

Michael A. Launius (Central Washington University, USA)

Hyeon Jung Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)

Hee Eun Lee (Handong International Law School, Korea)

Herbert Younghwan Lee (Transitional Justice Working Group, Korea)

Hong Jong Lee (Pukyong National University, Korea)

Inyeop Lee (Spring Arbor University, USA)

Jooyoun Lee (St. Edward’s University, USA)

Jungim Lee (Citizen, Korea)

Manwoo Lee (Millersville University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Namhee Lee (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)

Na-Young Lee (Chung-Ang University, Korea)

Seokwoo Lee (Inha University, Korea)

Steven Lee (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Wan Bom Lee (The Academy of Korean Studies, Korea)

Yong Wook Lee (Korea University, Korea)

Yoonkyung Lee (University of Toronto, Canada)

Tim Liao (University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, USA)

John Lie (UC Berkeley, USA)

Myung Gyun Lim (Georgia State University, USA) 

Chung-in Moon (Yonsei University, Korea)

Seungsook Moon (Vassar College, USA)

Masatoshi Munetomo (Hiroshima Chapter of Japan Congress of Journalists, Japan)

Taehyun Nam (Salisbury University, USA)

Kenji Namba (Hiroshima Chapter of Japan Congress of Journalists, Japan)

Sehyek Oh (Transitional Justice Working Group, Korea)

Robert Oppenheim (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

Ahmet Erdi ÖZTÜRK (Strasbourg University, Sweden)

Won Paik (Central Michigan University, USA)

Han S. Park (University of Georgia, USA)

Sungju Park-Kang (University of Turku, Finland)

Kyung Sin Park (Korea University, Korea)

Myoungkyu Park (Seoul National University, Korea)

Sohyon Park (Citizen, Korea)

Sunyoung Park (Sejong University, Korea)

Artem Patalakh (University of Milan, Italy)

Kim D. Reimann (Georgia State University, USA)

Carol Rinnert (Hiroshima City University, Japan)

Jim Ronald (Hiroshima Shudo University, Japan)

Byoungho Row (Kangwon National University, Korea)

Yoichiro Sato (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan)

Tadashi Sawada (Hiroshima Chapter of Japan Congress of Journalists, Japan)

Barry Schwartz (University of Georgia, USA)

Jungmin Seo (Yonsei University, Korea)

Annmaria Shimabuku (New York University, USA)

Youngtae Shin (University of Central Oklahoma, USA)

Sung Sohn (Education for Social Justice, USA)

Key-young Son (Korea University, Korea)

Kiho Song (Lawyer, Korea)

Lynette Spillman (University of Notre Dame, USA)

Chandra Lekha Sriram (University of East London, UK)

Alexander Sungurov(National Research University Higher school of Economics, Russia)

Hiroko Takahashi (Meiji Gakuin University, Japan)

Shunichi Takekawa (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan)

Vladimir Tikhonov (Pak Noja) (Oslo University, Norway)

Ilter Turan (Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey)

Ilcheong Yi (UN Research Institute for Social Development, Switzerland)

Yeo Jung Yoon (Kent State University, USA)

Jong-Sung You (Australian National University, Australia)

Boudewijn Walraven (Leiden University, Netherlands)

James Welker (Kanagawa University, Japan)

Daniel Whelan (Hendrix College, USA)

Jerome de Wit (University of Tübingen, Germany)

Jongseok Woo (University of South Florida, USA)

 

Justice for Professor Mikyoung Kim

December  3, 2017

[Updated on April 14, 2018]

This website is to support Professor Mikyoung Kim’s legal fight against Hiroshima City University for its discrimination against and violations of her human rights and academic freedom. Professor Kim is a Korean woman academic who was a tenured faculty at Hirsohima City University for the past 12 years (October 2005-March 2017).

After many years of academic and power harassment, Hiroshima City University took the extreme measure of incarcerating her for 11 days and dismissed the tenured faculty on the day of her release from the Hiroshima jail on March 17, 2017. Hiroshima City University exerted concerted efforts to eliminate Professor Kim from the campus, the faculty housing and the country of Japan. The university’s dismissal was executed despite the Prosecution’s non-indictment decision which suspected of the university’s foul play against her. Their attempt to deprive Professor Kim of her tenured faculty position, therefore, is illegal.

The university president held a press conference on the day of police house raid and her arrest on March 6, 2017. Hiroshima City University attempted to destroy her reputation as an influential columnist on East Asian affairs, respected scholar of memory and reconciliation, and human rights activist.

Professor Mikyoung Kim filed a lawsuit against Hiroshima City University to recover her previous tenured faculty position on July 28, 2017. The first court hearing was held on October 4, 2017 and the second hearing was on March 6, 2018. 

The members of global academic community stand behind Professor Mikyoung Kim and her legal battle.  As of December 2017, her support group has about 120 members from all over the world.  And the number keeps on growing to 170 signees as of April, 2018. We thank the camaraderie and collective movement to protect and preserve the fundamental values that the global academic community holds dear. Professor Mikyoung Kim’s legal fight is a very important struggle for the conscious world citizens and global academic community in this day and age where the dangerous nationalism and chauvinistic populism is running amok. This collective effort to support Professor Mikyoung Kim is a way to bring a sense of normalcy to our intellectual tradition. The support group will continue to share and update the news and information on Professor Mikyoung Kim’s court case.

Sincerely Yours,

Masaki INA (Former Professor at International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan) masakiina95@gmail.com

Tadashi SAWADA (Member of Japan Congress of Journalists, Hiroshima, Japan) fwky0862@nifty.com 

Kyounghwa LIM (Research Professor, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea) limkyounghwa0725@gmail.com

Donghyun Woo (Ph.D. Student, University of California, Los Angeles, CA., USA) dhwoo1234@naver.com