This study analyzed the current status of departments and researchers (433 full time faculty) of Japanese studies in Korean universities. The major findings are as follows: (1) There are 102 Japanese related departments in 94 universities (in 2016) which decreased by 6 departments in 4 universities when compared to 2008. In terms of the name of departments, Japanese Language and Literature Department was highest with 23.5% (in 2016) which decreased slightly when compared to 2008. (2) In terms of gender composition of Japanese researchers (in 2016), 68.6% are male and 31.4% are female which shows slight decrease in male and slight increase in female. (3) In terms of academic fields, the proportion in 2016 were in the order of Japanese Linguistics 37.6%, Japanese Literature 37.4%, Japanology 20.3%, Japanese Education 3.9%, and interpreting and translation studies(Japanese) 0.7% which shows that Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Literature, interpreting and translation studies(Japanese) decreased slightly whereas Japanology slight increased when compared to 2008. The proportion of Japanese Education remains unchanged. (4) In terms of country (in 2016) of final academic degree (doctorate) acquisition, Japan is 75.0% and is Korea 24.0% which shows that Japan increased slightly whereas Korea decreased slightly.