21st Korea-Japan Forum

August 22–24, 2013
Seoul

The Korea-Japan Forum was initiated in November 1993 during a summit meeting between South Korean President Kim Young-sam and Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa where they called for the formation of a new, forward-looking relationship between the two countries. The forum was modeled after the Shimoda Conference (a private forum on bilateral relations established in 1967 and cosponsored by JCIE) and was designed to address common issues and challenges that the two neighboring countries will face in coming years. This continuing dialogue has played a critical role in promoting mutual understanding and expanding the network of cooperative relationships between the two countries. JCIE and the Korea Foundation serve as the secretariats.

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 on December 57, 1993. Since then, the forum has taken place annually and is held alternately in Korea and Japan.

Media

 

“Ex-Prime Minister Fukuda urges Japan, S. Korea to quell nationalism”—The Asahi Shimbun (August 23, 2013)

Korean Participants

[Chairman]

YU Myung Hwan

Chairman, Sejong University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

[Honorary Advisor]

GONG Ro-myung

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Chairman, Korea-Japan Forum

[Participants]

AHN Byung-joon

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

AHN Se Young

Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Sogang University

AHN Choong Young

Foreign Investment Ombudsman; KOTRA

CHANG Jekuk

President, Dongseo University

CHO Suck Rai

Chairman, Hyosung Group

CHOUNG Byoung-Gug

Member of the National Assembly (Saenuri Party)

CHUNG Jae-jeong

Professor, University of Seoul; Former President, the Northeast Asian History Foundation

CHUNG Ku Chong

Chairman, Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Council; Chairman of the Korea-Japan South Korea Forum

JIN Chang Soo

Director, Center for Japanese Studies, The Sejong Institute

KIL Jeong-Woo

Member of the National Assembly (Saenuri Party)

KIM Eun Mee

Dean and Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University

KIM Hosup

Vice President, Chung-Ang University

KIM Young Hie

Editor-at-Large/Columnist, JoongAng Ilbo

KIM Young Hwan

Member of the National Assembly (Democratic Party)

LEE Chang Yul

Executive Advisor, Samsung Electronics; Former President, Samsung Japan Co.

LEE Jae Young

Member of the National Assembly (Saenuri Party)

LEE Nak-yon

Member of the National Assembly (Democratic United Party)

LEE Won-deog

Professor, School of International Area Studies, Kookmin University

MOON Chung-in

Professor, Department of Political Science, Yonsei University

Nam Kyung Pil

Member of the National Assembly (Saenuri Party)

NAM Si-uk

Professor, Sejong University

OH Tai Kyu

Editorial Writer, Hankyoreh Daily News

PARK Cheol Hee

Professor, Seoul National University; Director, Institute for Japanese Studies, SNU

PARK Joon-woo

Visiting Professor, Yonsei University; Former Ambassador to the European Union

PARK Yoo-ha

Professor of Japanese Language and Literature, Sejong University

SHIM Kyu Sun

Chief Editorial Writer, Dong-a Ilbo

SHIM Yoon Joe

Member of the National Assembly (Saenuri Party)

SHIN Kak-Soo

Professor, Korea National Diplomatic Academy

YIM Sung-joon

Senior Advisor, Lee International IP & Law Group; Former President of the Korea Foundation

YOU Seung-hee

Member of the National Assembly (Democratic Party)

YU Hyun-seok

President, The Korea Foundation

YUN Duk-min

Chancellor, Korea National Diplomatic Academy

Japanese Participants

[Chairman]

MOGI Yuzaburo

Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kikkoman Corporation

[Participants]

BESSO Koro

Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Korea

CHINO Keiko

Contributing Editor, Sankei Shimbun

FUKAGAWA Yukiko

Professor, Waseda University

FUKUDA Yasuo

Former Prime Minister

FUKUYAMA Tetsuro

Member, House of Councillors (DPJ)

HAKODA Tetsuya

Editorial Writer, Asahi Shimbun

HIRAIWA Shunji

Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University

IOKIBE Makoto

Chancellor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto; President, Hyogo Earthquake Memorial 21st Century Research Institute; former President, National Defense Academy

ISHIHARA Susumu

Chairman, Kyushu Railway Company

ISHIYAMA Hirotsugu

President and CEO, Mitsubishi Corporation (Korea) Ltd.

KIMURA Shinichiro

Director, Japan-Korea Economic Association

KOBAYAKAWA Akinori

Chairman, Fukuoka Association of Independent Entrepreneurs

KOHARI Susumu

Professor, University of Shizuoka

KOIZUMI Shinichi

Senior Advisor to the Chairman and CEO, Toray Industries, Inc.; Vice-Chairman, Japan-Korea Economic Association

KOKUBUN Ryosei

President, National Defense Academy of Japan

KOSAKA Kenji

Member, House of Councillors (LDP); Former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

MAEHARA Kaneichi

Vice Chairman and President, Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives)

MAEHARA Seiji

Member of the House of Representatives (DPJ)

NISHIKAWA Megumi

Senior Editorial Writer, Mainichi Shimbun

NODA Seiko

Member of the House of Representatives (LDP)

OGURA Kizo

Professor, Kyoto University

OKADA Katsuya

Member of the House of Representatives (DPJ)

OKONOGI Masao

Research Professor, Kyushu University; Professor Emeritus, Keio University

SHIBUSAWA Ken

President & CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)

SHIOZAKI Yasuhisa

Member, House of Representatives (LDP)

SOEYA Yoshihide

Professor, Keio University; Japan Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

SUNOHARA Tsuyoshi

Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.; Director, Office of Global Studies, Japan Center for Economic Research

TANAKA Hitoshi

Senior Fellow, JCIE; Chairman, Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute; Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

UEDA Isamu

Member of the House of Representatives (New Komeito)

UEHARA Haruya

Senior Advisor, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

WAKAMIYA Yoshibumi

Senior Fellow, JCIE; former Editor-in-Chief, The Asahi Shimbun

YAKUSHIJI Katsuyuki

Professor, Toyo University

YAMAOKA Kunihiko

Editorial Writer, The Yomiuri Shimbun

YANAGISAWA Hideo

Chief Commentator, News Commentators Bureau, Japan Broadcasting Corporation

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