22nd Korea-Japan Forum

August 7–9, 2014
Fukuoka, Japan

The 22nd Korea-Japan Forum, co-organized by JCIE and the Korea Foundation, concluded on Saturday, August 9th, with the issuance of a joint statement that calls for the creation of a “new win-win relationship” that would promote peace and prosperity in the two countries and the region. With next year marking the 50th anniversary of the normalization of bilateral ties, and recognizing the current worrisome state of the relationship, the participants called for renewed efforts by both governments and their people to resolve the historical disputes; a resumption of bilateral dialogue at all levels; and an expansion of economic, cultural, and grassroots exchanges. There was a consensus among those gathered at the forum that while history cannot be forgotten, neither should we be bound by it. With that spirit in mind, the two countries must build a strong, strategic partnership to help lead East Asia forward.

August 7

Opening Remarks

MOGI Yuzaburo, Japanese Chair
YU Myung Hwan, Korean Chair
ISHIHARA Susumu, Chair, Welcoming Committee for the Korea-Japan Forum in Kyushu

Session I: The Prospects for Domestic Politics in Korea and Japan 

SHIM Yoon-joe, Member of the National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
HASHIMOTO Goro, Political Commentator, Senior Columnist, Yomiuri Newspaper

Session II: Northeast Asian Relations and the Role of the United States

KIM Tae-Hyo, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Sungkyunkwan University
SUNOHARA Tsuyoshi, Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.; Secretary-General for US-Japan Project, Japan Center for Economic Research

Welcome Reception Hosted by the Welcoming Committee for the Korea-Japan Forum in Kyushu

August 8

Session III: The Deterioration of Public Sentiment in Both Japan and Korea—Shifts in Public Opinion and the Media

SHIM Kyu Sun, Editor-at-large, Donga Ilbo
KOHARI Susumu, Professor, University of Shizuoka

Luncheon hosted by Fukuoka Prefecture

Sesssion IV: The East Asian Economy and Korea-Japan Relations

AHN Se Young, Chairperson, National Research Council For Economics, Humanities And Social Sciences
KOIZUMI Shinichi, Senior Advisor, Toray Industries, Inc.; Vice-Chairman, Japan-Korea Economic Association

Session V: Wrap-up Session: How Should We Welcome the 50th Anniversary of the Normalization of Korea-Japan Relations?

LEE Won Deog , Professor, School of International Area Studies, Kookmin University
OGURA Kazuo, Former Japanese Ambassador to Korea

Dinner hosted by Japanese Chair, MOGI Yuzaburo

August 9

Session VI: A New Era Created through Korea-Japan Local Exchange—Case Study of Fukuoka-Pusan Exchange

CHANG Jekuk、President, Dongseo University
ISHIHARA Susumu, Senior Executive Advisor, Kyushu Railway Company

Closing Remarks by Co-Chairs

Luncheon Hosted by the Kyushu Railway Company

 

KOREAN PARTICIPANTS

CHAIRMAN

YU MYUNG HWAN

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

HONORARY ADVISOR

GONG RO-MYUNG

Chairman, ast Asia Foundation; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

PARTICIPANTS

AHN BYUNG-JOON

Chairperson, National Research Council For Economics, Humanities And Social Sciences

CHANG JEKUK

President, Dongseo University

CHUNG JAE JEONG

Professor, Department of Korean History, University of Seoul

CHUNG KU CHONG

Chairman, Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Council

HONG JI YEUN

Lawyer, Kim & Chang

JIN CHANG-SOO

Director, Japan Center, Sejong Institute

KIM KYOUNG TAE

International News Editor, MBC

KIM SE YEON

Member of the National Assembly (Saenuri Party)

KIM TAE-HYO

Professor, Department of Political Science, Sungkyunkwan University

KIM TAE-WHAN

Member of the National Assembly (Saenuri Party)

LEE CHANG YUL

Professor, School of International Area Studies, Kookmin University

MOON CHUNG-IN

Professor, Department of Political Science, Yonsei University

NOH JAE-HYUN

President, Joongang Books

OH TAI KYU

Editorial Writer, Hankyoreh Daily News

PARK CHEOL HEE

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

PARK DOO SIK

Editorial Writer, Chosun Ilbo

PARK JOON-WOO

Former Senior Secretary to the President for Political Affairs; Former Ambassador to the European Union

SHIM KYU SUN

Editor-at-large, Donga Ilbo

SHIM YOON-JOE

Member of the National Assembly (Saenuri Party)

SHIN KAK-SOO

Professor, Korea National Diplomatic Academy

SHIN KYOUNG MIN

Member of the National Assembly (New Politics Alliance for Democracy)

YOU SEUNG EE

Member of the National Assembly (New Politics Alliance for Democracy)

YU HYUN-SEOK

President, Korea Foundation

YUN DUKMIN

Chancellor, Korea National Diplomatic Academy

 

 

JAPANESE PARTICIPANTS

CHAIRMAN

MOGI YUZABURO

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

PARTICIPANTS

ARIKAWA SETSUO

President, Kyushu University

ASO WATARU

President, Fukuoka Airport Building; Former Governor of Fukuoka

CHINO KEIKO

Contributing Editor, Sankei Shimbun

FUKUYAMA TETSURO

Member, House of Councillors (Democratic Party of Japan: DPJ)

HAKODA TETSUYA

Editorial Writer, Asahi Shimbun

HASHIMOTO GORO

Political Commentator, Senior Columnist, Yomiuri Shimbun

HAYASHI YOSHIMASA

Member, House of Councilors, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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

Senior Executive Advisor, Kyushu Railway Company

KAWASAKI TAKAO

President, Nishinippon Shimbun

KOBAYAKAWA AKINORI

President, Kyushu Associations of Independent Entrepreneurs

KOHARI SUSUMU

Professor, University of Shizuoka

KOIZUMI SHINICHI

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

KOKUBUN RYOSEI

President, National Defense Academy of Japan

KORENAGA KAZUO

Senior Executive Director, Japan-Korea Economic Association

KUBOTA ISAO

Chairman, The Nishi-Nippon City Bank

MAEHARA SEIJI

Member of the House of Representatives (DPJ)

NISHIKAWA MEGUMI

Contributing Editor, Mainichi Shimbun

OGURA KAZUO

Former Japanese Ambassador to Korea

OGURA KIZO

Professor, Kyoto University

OKADA KATSUYA

Member of the House of Representatives (DPJ)

OKAWARA AKIO

President, Japan Center for International Exchange

OKONOGI MASAO

Professor Emeritus, Keio University; Visiting Professor, Kyushu University

SHIGA TOSHIYUKI

Vice Chairman, Nissan Motor Company

SHIOZAKI YASUHISA

Member, House of Representatives (LDP)

SHIROMOTO MASARU

Deputy Chief Commentator, NHK

SOEYA YOSHIHIDE

Professor, Keio University

SUNOHARA TSUYOSHI

Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei; Secretary-General for US-Japan Project, 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)

WAKAMIYA YOSHIBUMI

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

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