13th Korea-Japan Forum

August 29–31, 2005
Jeju Island, Korea
Forty-one political leaders, business executives, scholars, and public intellectuals gathered from August 29 to 31 for the 13th Korea-Japan Forum on Cheju Island, Korea, to discuss political trends in Japan and Korea, bilateral history issues, Korea-Japan cooperation on East Asia community building, and measures to promote greater exchange between the two countries. The year 2005 is the 40th anniversary of the normalization of Japan-Korea ties, highlighting the importance of constructing a stronger and more forward-looking relationship between the two countries, so the participants issued the 2005 Cheju Island Statement in Korean and Japanese upon the conclusion of the forum.

August 29

Opening Ceremony

Remarks

GONG RO-MYUNG, Chairman of the Korea-Japan Forum
YAMAMOTO TADASHI, President of JCIE

Session I: Political and Social Changes and their Impact on Relations Between Korea and Japan

Speakers

LEE NAK-YON, Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
WAKAMIYA YOSHIBUMI, Chairman of the Editorial Board, Asahi Shimbun

Opening Dinner hosted by GONG RO-MYUNG

August 30

Session II: Different Aspects of the Historical and Territorial Issues: Long and Short-Term Solutions

Speakers

PAIK CHOONG-HYUN, Emeritus Professor, Seoul National University
IOKIBE MAKOTO, Professor, Kobe University

Session III: Construction of an East Asian Community and Cooperation between Korea and Japan: Political Challenges and Perspective

Speakers

HYUN IN-TAEK, Professor, Korea University
TANAKA HITOSHI, former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan

Dinner hosted by KIM TAE-HWAN, Governor, Cheju Province

August 30

Session IV: Construction of an East Asian Community and Cooperation between Korea and Japan: Economic Challenges and Perspectives

Speakers

CHOI WOO-SOCK, Executive Advisor, Samsung Electronics
CHO S.R., Chairman, Hyosung Group
FUKAGAWA YUKIKO, Professor, University of Tokyo

Closing Session: Korea-Japan Friendship Year- Exchanges Between Korea and Japan in a Multi-Track Era

Speakers

CHANG JE-KUK, Professor, Dongseo University
KOHARI SUSUMU, Professor, University of Shizuoka

Joint statement and press conference

KOREAN PARTICIPANTS

CHAIRMAN

GONG RO-MYUNG

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

PARTICIPANTS

AHN BYUNG-JOON

Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

AHN CHUNG-YONG

Professor, Chung-Ang University

BAE IN-JOON

Chief Editorial Writer, The Donga Ilbo

CHANG JE-KUK

Executive Director, Japan Center, Dongseo University

CHO KUN-HO

Vice Chairman, The Federation of Korean Industries

CHO S. R.

Chairman, Hyosung Group

CHOI WOO-SOCK

Executive Advisor, Samsung Electronics

CHUNG EUI-YONG

Member of the National Assembly (Uri Party)

CHUNG KU-CHONG

President, Donga.com

HYUN IN-TAEK

Vice President for Planning and Budget, Korea University

KANG CHUN-SUK

Chief Editorial Writer, Chosun Ilbo

KWON IN-HYUK

President, the Korea Foundation

KWON YOUNG-BIN

President, JoongAng Daily

LEE KYUNG-TAE

President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

LEE NAK-YON

Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (Democratic Party)

LEE SOOK-JONG

Senior Research Fellow, Sejong Institute

MOON CHUNG-IN

Professor, Yonsei University

OH TAE-KYU

Chief, Social Affairs Section, Hankyeoreh newspaper

PAIK CHOONG-HYUN

Emeritus Professor of Law, Seoul National University

PARK CHEOL-HEE

Professor, Seoul National University

PARK YU-HA

Professor, Sejong University

ROH HOE-CHAN

Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (Democratic Labor Party)

WON HEE-RYONG

Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (Grand National Party)

JAPANESE PARTICIPANTS

CHAIRMAN

MOGI YUZABURO

Chairman and CEO, Kikkoman Corporation

PARTICIPANTS

ARITA SHIN

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo

FUKAGAWA YUKIKO

Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo

IGARASHI KIMITOSHI

Executive Commentator, NHK

IOKIBE MAKOTO

Professor, Kobe University

KOHARI SUSUMU

Associate Professor, Faculty of International Relations, University of Shizuoka

NISHIKAWA MEGUMI

Senior Editorial Writer, Mainichi Shimbun newspaper

OGOURA KAZUO

President, The Japan Foundation

OKONOGI MASAO

Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University

OSHIMA SHOTARO

Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Korea

SETO YUZO

Advisor to the Board, Asahi Breweries, Ltd.; President, Japan-Korea Economic Association

SUGASAWA TAKASHI

Staff writer, Sankei Shimbun newspaper

TANAKA HITOSHI

Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

WAKAMIYA YOSHIBUMI

Chair of the Editorial Board, Asahi Shimbun newspaper

YAMAOKA KUNIHIKO

Editorial Writer, Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper

YAMAMOTO ISAO

Editorial Writer, Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper

YAMAMOTO TADASHI

President, Japan Center for International Exchange; Director, Japanese Steering Committee, Korea-Japan Forum

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