15th Korea-Japan Forum

August 28–30, 2007
Busan, Korea

The 15th Korea-Japan Forum was held in Busan on August 28–30, 2007, convening more than 40 participants from both countries, including influential politicians, businesspeople, scholars, journalists, and representatives of private exchange organizations. Discussions focused on the changing political dynamics within each country, trends in Korea-Japan relations at various levels, the security situation in Northeast Asia, and economic progress being made in the region.

August 28

Opening Remarks

GONG Ro-myung, Korean Chairman MOGI Yuzaburo, Japanese Chairman

Session I: Conditions and Prospects for Political and Social Developments in Korea and Japan

Korea: Presidential Election in December and Views on Political Situation, Post-Roh Administration and Korea-Japan Relationship in the Future BAE In-joon, Chairman of the Editorial Board, The DongA Ilbo

Japan: Political and Social Situation after the Election of Members for the House of Councillors in July TAKEMI Keizo, Former Member, House of Councillors (LDP) MAEHARA Seiji, Member, House of Representatives (DPJ)

August 29

Session II: Recent Trends and Assessment of Korea-Japan Relationship: Increase in Cultural and Intellectual Exchanges and Phenomenon of Political and Diplomatic Friction

CHUNG Ku-chong, CEO and President, dongA.com PARK Cheol-hee, Professor, GSIS, Seoul National University OKONOGI Masao, Dean, Faculty of Law, Keio University KOHARI Susumu, Professor, University of Shizuoka

Luncheon: Special Speech by Mr. Cho S. R., Chairman, Hyosung Corporation Session III: Security of Northeast Asia and Peace Cooperation

IOKIBE Makoto, President, National Defense Academy HYUN In-taek, Professor, Korea University

August 30

Session IV: Asia-Pacific Economic Progress and Korea-Japan Cooperation

HYUN Oh-seok, President, Institute for International Trade TANAKA Hitoshi, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange; Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

Wrap-up Session

KOREAN PARTICIPANTS

CHAIRMAN

GONG RO-MYUNG

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

PARTICIPANTS

AHN BYUNG-JOON

Professor, Member of the Korean National Academy of Sciences, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

BAE IN-JOON

Chairman of the Editorial Board,  DongA Ilbo

CHANG JE-KUK

Executive Vice-President, Dongseo University

CHO S. R.

Chairman, Hyosung Corporation; Chairman, The Federation of Korean Industries

CHOI WOO-SOCK

Executive Advisor, Samsung Electronics

CHUN YU-OK

Member of the National Assembly

CHUNG MONG-JOON

Member of the National Assembly

CHUNG KU-CHONG

CEO and President, dongA.com

HAN SEUNG-MI

Associate Professor, Yonsei Graduate School of International Studies

HYUN IN-TAEK

Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University

HYUN OH-SEOK

President, Institute for International Trade

KANG CHUN-SUK

Editor-in-Chief, Chosun Ilbo

KIM BOO-KYUM

Member of the National Assembly

KIM HEE-JOONG

Auditor, YTN (Yonhap Television News)

KIM HYO-SOON

Editor-at-Large, Hankyoreh Media Company

KIM YOUNG-HIE

Editor-at-Large, JoongAng Ilbo

KWON O-KIE

Deputy Prime Minister; Unification Minister

LEE NAK-YON

Member of the National Assembly

MOON CHUNG-IN

Professor, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Yonsei University

PARK CHEOL-HEE

Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University

YUN DUK-MIN

Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security

JAPANESE PARTICIPANTS

CHAIRMAN

MOGI YUZABURO

Chairman and CEO, Kikkoman Corporation

PARTICIPANTS

ARITA SHIN

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

FUKAGAWA YUKIKO

Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

FUKUYAMA TETSURO

Member, House of Councillors (Democratic Party of Japan [DPJ])

HAYASHI YOSHIMASA

Senior Vice-Minister, Cabinet Office; Member, House of Councillors (Liberal Democratic Party [LDP])

IGARASHI KIMITOSHI

Senior Commentator, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

IIJIMA HIDETANE

Counselor, Toray Industries, Inc.; Chairman, Japan-Korea Economic Association

IOKIBE MAKOTO

President, National Defense Academy

IZUMI NOBUMICHI

Deputy Chief Editorial Writer,  Nihon Keizai Shimbun

KOHARI SUSUMU

Professor, Faculty of International Relations, University of Shizuoka

MAEHARA SEIJI

Member, House of Representatives (DPJ)

MUTO MASATOSHI

Deputy Chief of Mission and Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan to the Republic of Korea

NISHIKAWA MEGUMI

Senior Editorial Writer, Mainichi Newspapers

OGOURA KAZUO

President, The Japan Foundation

OGURA KIZO

Associate Professor, Kyoto University

OKADA KATSUYA

Member, House of Representatives (DPJ)

OKONOGI MASAO

Dean, Faculty of Law, Keio University

TANAKA HITOSHI

Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange; Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

TANAKA NORIO

Editorial Writer, The Sankei Shimbun

TAKEMI KEIZO

Former Member, House of Councillors (LDP)

WAKAMIYA YOSHIBUMI

Chairman of the Editorial Board, Asahi Shimbun

YAMAOKA KUNIHIKO

Editorial Writer,  Yomiuri Shimbun

 

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