O Japão visto de Portugal: Exploração usando um corpo de textos jornalísticos


  • Luís Fernando Costa




The Portuguese were the first Europeans establishing contact with Japan in the 16th century. They wrote about what they had seen there, which was the start of a long history of documenting Japan in Portugal. Even though the relationship between the two countries had its ups and downs throughout the times, fascination for Japan among the Portuguese seems to continue. The goal of the study reported in this article was to identify which aspects of Japan most drawn the attention of Portuguese media in the 90s. Concordances and frequencies from the CETEMPúblico corpus, containing texts published in the Portuguese daily newspaper PÚBLICO in the 90s, and a combination of automatic and manual processes, were used for that purpose.