17th Korea-Japan Forum

December 6–8, 2009
Seoul

Leading citizens from Japan and Korea in the fields of politics, government, business, academia, the nonprofit sector, and media attended the first forum in Seoul in 1993. Since then, the forum has taken place annually and is held alternately in Korea and Japan. This meeting, which gathered roughly 50 experts, was held in Seoul and focused on recent developments in each country and how the two countries could work together to address critical shared concerns.

December 6

Dinner hosted by Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade YU Myung-hwan

December 7

Opening Remarks

GONG RO-MYUNG, Korean Chairman
MOGI YUZABURO, Japanese Chairman

Speech by Japanese State Secretary for Foreign Affairs FUKUYAMA TETSURO

Session I: Changing Politics and Society in Korea and Japan and the New Bilateral Relationship

JAUNG HOON, Professor, Chung-Ang University
WAKAMIYA YOAHIBUMI, Columnist, Asahi Shimbun

Session II: Korea-Japan-U.S. Trilateral Cooperation on North Korea’s Missile Testing & Nuclear Programs

RHEE SANG-WOO, Chairman, Korea-Japan Cultural Foundation
OKONOGI MASAO, Professor, Keio University

December 8

Session III: The Global Financial Crisis and Korea-Japan Cooperation

HYUN OH-SEOK, President, Korea Development Institute
KADOWAKI HIDEHARU, Special Advisor and Senior Fellow, Japan Research Institute, Ltd.

 

Session IV: New Tasks for Korea and Japan: (1) Joint Responses to Global Issues

KWON WON-TAE, Director, Climate Research Laboratory, National Institute of Meteorological Research
SOEYA YOSHIHIDE, Professor of Keio University

Session IV: New Tasks for Korea and Japan: (2) Korea-Japan Cooperation for the Future

PARK CHEOL-HEE, Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University
TANAKA HITOSHI, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange

Wrap-up Session

KOREAN PARTICIPANTS

CHAIRMAN

GONG RO-MYUNG

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Chairman of the Sejong Foundation

PARTICIPANTS

AHN BYUNG-JOON

Visiting Professor, 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

CHUN YU-OK

Member of the National Assembly (Grand National Party)

CHUNG JAE-JEONG

President, Northeast Asian History Foundation

CHUNG KU-CHONG

Director, Korean Steering Committee, Korea-Japan Forum; Chairman of the Korea-Japan Culture Exchange Council

HYUN OH-SEOK

President, Korea Development Institute

JAUNG HOON

Professor, Chung-Ang University

KIM BOO-KYUM

Member of the National Assembly (Democratic Party)

KIM HO-SUP

Professor, Chung-Ang University

KIM JAE-CHUL

Chairman, DONGWON Enterprise

KIM YOUNG-HIE

Editor-at-Large, JoongAng Ilbo

KWON WON-TAE

Director, Climate Research Laboratory, National Institute of Meteorological Research

LEE NAK-YON

Member of the National Assembly (Democratic Party)

LEE WON-DEOG

Professor, Kookmin University

OH TAI-KYU

Editorial Writer, The Hankyoreh

PARK CHEOL-HEE

Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University

PARK JIN-WON

Deputy Editor, Future & Vision Desk, SBS News

PARK SANG-EUN

Member of the National Assembly (Grand National Party)

PARK YU-HA

Professor, Department of Japanese Language & Literature, Sejong University

RHEE SANG-WOO

Chairman, The Korea-Japan Cultural Foundation

SULL WON-BONG

Chairman, TS Corporation

WON HEE-RYONG

Member of the National Assembly (Grand National Party)

YIM SUNG-JOON

President, The Korea Foundation

YUN DUK-MIN

Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS)

JAPANESE PARTICIPANTS

CHAIRMAN

MOGI YUZABURO

Chairman and CEO, Kikkoman Corporation

PARTICIPANTS

CHINO KEIKO

Columnist,  Sankei Shimbun 

FUKAGAWA YUKIKO

Professor, Waseda University

FUKUYAMA TETSURO

State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Japan; Member of House of Councillors (Democratic Party of Japan: DPJ)

HAGIWARA TOSHITAKA

Councilor and Special Adviser, Komatsu Ltd.; Chairperson, Committee on Asia-Japan Relations, Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives)

HAYASHI YOSHIMASA

Former Minister of Defense; Member, House of Councillors (Liberal Democratic Party: LDP)

HIRAIWA SHUNJI

Professor, University of Shizuoka

ICHIMURA KOICHIRO

Member, House of Representatives (DPJ)

IGARASHI KIMITOSHI

Senior Commentator at NHK (Japan Broadcast Corporation)

IOKIBE MAKOTO

President, National Defense Academy

IZUMI NOBUMICHI

Deputy Chief Editorial Writer, Nikkei Inc. 

KADOWAKI HIDEHARU

Special Advisor and Senior Fellow, The Japan Research Institute, Ltd.

KATO YOICH

National Security Correspondent,  Asahi Shimbun

KOHARI SUSUMU

Professor, University of Shizuoka

MATSUMOTO TAKEAKI

Member, House of Representatives (DPJ); Chairman, Committee on Rules and Administration

NISHIKAWA MEGUMI

Senior Editorial Writer, Mainichi Shimbun 

SHIGEIE TOSHINORI

Ambassador of Japan to Korea

OKONOGI MASAO

Professor, Keio University

SHIOZAKI YASUHISA

Member, House of Representatives (LDP)

SOEYA YOSHIHIDE

Professor, Keio University

TANAKA HITOSHI

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

TSUJIMOTO HIROKAZU

Senior Advisor, Kintetsu World Express, Inc.

WAKAMIYA YOSHIBUMI

Columnist, Asahi Shimbun

YAMAMOTO, TADASHI

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

YAMAOKA KUNIHIKO

Editorial Writer, Yomiuri Shimbun 

 

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