Korea-Japan Strategic Dialogue 2016

June 8–10, 2016
Tokyo

JCIE has a long-standing commitment to promoting closer ties with its neighbors in Asia Pacific and has been co-organizing the Korea-Japan Forum annually since 1993. Those meetings draw roughly 50 participants from the two countries from various sectors to discuss a range of economic, political, and security issues relevant to Korea-Japan ties and ways to enhance the relationship. At a recent meeting of the Forum, it was suggested that a smaller group of key opinion leaders be convened to examine the issues in greater depth. As a result, JCIE and the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) held the inaugural “Korea-Japan Strategic Dialogue” in Tokyo on June 8–10.

The meeting convened 14 Japanese and Korean experts on diplomacy and security and 15 on economy and trade for a two-day seminar on the two country’s foreign policies, the macroeconomic and financial issues that they face, the nexus between economic and security issues in the region, and how the two countries can better cooperate in the regional and global contexts. The following morning, 7 of the participants, accompanied by the heads of JCIE and KIEP, presented the group’s findings at a meeting with Japanese Diet members.

June 8

Opening Session

Opening Remarks

June Dong Kim, Acting President, KIEP

Congratulatory Remarks

Akio Okawara, President, JCIE

Session I: Geopolitical Parameter of Korea and Japan’s External Strategy

ChairYung Woo Chun [Korean Peninsula Future Forum]

Presentations

Sung Han Kim [Korea University]
Cheol Hee Park [Seoul National University]
Hitoshi Tanaka [Institute for International Strategy, the Japan Research Institute Ltd.]
Akio Takahara [University of Tokyo]

Discussion

Kang Choi [Asan Institute]
Satoru Mori [Hosei University]
Seong Ho Sheen [Seoul National University]

June 9

Session II: Macroeconomy and Finance of Korea and Japan

Chair: Yung Chul Park [Korea University]

Presentation

Kwanho Shin [Korea University]
Masahiro Kawai [University of Tokyo, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia]
Ippei Fujiwara [Keio University]

Discussion

Kazuyuki Kinbara [Keidanren]
Jae Ha Park [Institute of Finance]
Doo Yong Yang [KyungHee University]

Session III: Nexus between Transnational Economy and National Security in East Asia

Chair: Akio Okawara [JCIE]

Presentation

Jae Woo Choo [KyungHee University]
Yoichi Kato [Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation]
Tae Ho Bark [Seoul National University]
Naoki Tanaka [Center for International Public Policy Studies]

Discussion

Yoshihide Soeya [Keio University]
Seong Ho Sheen [Seoul National University]
Shujiro Urata [Waseda University]
Byung-il Choi [Ewha Womans University]

Closing Session: Korea-Japan Cooperation in the Regional and Global Context

Chair: Myung Hwan Yu [Sejong University, Chairman]

Rapporteurs

Yung Woo Chun [Korean Peninsula Future Forum]
Yung Chul Park [Korea University]
Akio Okawara [JCIE]

Discussion

Closing Address

Se Young Ahn [NRC, Chairperson]

Hitoshi Tanaka [IIS, JRI, President]

June 10

Focused Group Meeting

Japanese Diet Members

Ichiro Aisawa [Liberal Democratic Party, LDP]
Asahiko Mihara [LDP]
Takeo Kawamura [LDP]
Yasutoshi Nishimura [LDP]
Takao Ochi [LDP]
Ken Saito [LDP]
Shinichi Isa [New Komeito]
Takeaki Matsumoto [Independent]

Korean Participants

Myung Hwan Yu [Sejong University]
Se Young Ahn [NRC]
Byung Il Choi [Ehwa Womens University]
June Dong Kim [Korea Institute for International Economic Policy]
Cheol Hee Park [Seoul National University]

Japanese Participants

Akio Okawara [JCIE]
Hitoshi Tanaka [Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute Ltd.]
Yoshihide Soeya [Keio University]
Masahiro Kawai [University of Tokyo, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia]
Naoki Tanaka [Center for International Public Policy Studies]

JAPANESE PARTICIPANTS

FUJIWARA IPPEI

Professor, Keio University

FUKAGAWA YUKIKO

Professor, Waseda University

KATO YOICHI

Senior Research Fellow, The Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation (RJIF)

KAWAI MASAHIRO

Professor, University of Tokyo; Representative Director and Director General, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia

KINBARA KAZUYUKI

Senior Advisor, International Affairs Bureau, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)

MORI SATORU

Professor, Hosei University

NISHINO JUNYA

Professor, Keio University

OKAWARA AKIO

President, Japan Center for International Exchange

SOEYA YOSHIHIDE

Professor, Keio University

TAKAHARA AKIO

Professor, University of Tokyo

TANAKA HITOSHI

Chairman, Institute for International Strategy, the Japan Research Institute Ltd.; Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs; Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange

TANAKA NAOKI

President, Center for International Public Policy Studies

URATA SHUJIRO

Professor, Waseda University

 

 

KOREAN PARTICIPANTS

AHN SE YONG

Chairperson, National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Science

BARK TAE HO

Professor, Seoul National University; the Ambassador-at-Large for International Economic and Trade

CHOI BYUNG-IL

Processor, Ehwa Womens University

CHOI KANG

Vice President, Asan Institute

CHOO JAE WOO

Professor, KyungHee University

CHUN YUNG WOO

Chairman, Korea Peninsula Peace Forum; Former Senior Presidential Secretary of Foreign Affairs

KIM JUNE DONG

Senior Vice President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

KIM SUNG HAN

Professor, Korea University; Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs

PARK CHOEL HEE

Professor, Seoul National University

PARK JAE HA

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Finance

PARK YUNG CHUL

Professor emeritus, Korea University

SHEEN SEONG HO

Professor, Seoul National University

SHIN KWABSHO

Professor, Korea University

SONG WOONG-SOON

Senior Partner, SHIN&KIM

YANG DOO YONG

Professor, KyungHee University

YU MYUNG HWAN

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

 

 

OBSERVERS

KIM GYU PAN

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

KIM JONG-WONG

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

KOTARI KYOKO

Researcher, Institute for International Strategy, the Japan Research Institute Ltd.

 

 

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

FUNAKI DAI

Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange

KATSUMATA HIDEKO

Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange

LEE HYEJIN

Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange

LEE SHIN AE

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

MURAKAMI DAVID

Crawford School of Public Policy, Australia National University; conference rapporteur

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