The GREGAL Research Group: Japan-Korea-Catalonia/Spain Cultural Circulation was set up to study the circulation, reconfiguration and integration of creative, linguistic an representational flows, driven primarily by Japan and South Korea, which affect and transform the social realities of Spain and Catalonia in globalizing processes on a planetary scale. Its Principal Investigator is Dr. Blai Guarné.

GREGAL has been recognized as an emerging research group by the Generalitat of Catalonia (2017SGR1596). It arose from the initiative of a team of professors and researchers from the Department of Translation and Interpreting and East Asian Studies at the UAB, due to the growing interest in the Japanese and South Korean cultural industries among increasingly broad sectors of society.