The 29th Korea-Japan Forum, held online, brought together participants to discuss domestic political shifts and bilateral relations, economic and technology cooperation, and the latest geopolitical developments in the Indo-Pacific. The event also featured a Junior Forum and the Korea-Japan Forum Award Ceremony.
The 30th Korea-Japan Forum, held in Tokyo, brought together participants to discuss domestic political shifts and bilateral relations, economic and security issues facing the two countries, and the latest geopolitical developments in East Asia. The event also featured a Junior Forum for youths from the two countries.
The 28th Korea-Japan Forum, which was held via videoconference between two venues in Tokyo and Seoul due to COVID-19 travel concerns, brought together more than 40 participants to discuss domestic political shifts and the impact of the US presidential election on the region, among other topics.
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. Since then, the forum has taken place annually and is held alternately in Korea and 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.
The 24th Korea-Japan Forum was held in Tokyo on August 24–26, 2016, convening 50 participants from both countries. Discussions were held on “Japan-Korea grassroots/citizen exchange,” “Japanese and Korean foreign policy and security policy,” “Japan-Korea economic cooperation in the context of current international conditions,” and “what strategic interests do Japan and Korea share?”
The ninth meeting of the Forum was held on August 31-September 2, 2001, in Gangwon Province, Korea with approximately 50 leaders from the political, business, academic, media, and the nonprofit sectors. Discussions focused on domestic sociopolitical and economic developments in Japan and Korea, the state of bilateral relations and the reconciliation of historical grievances, security in Northeast Asia, enhancing economic cooperation, and ideas for the future.
The eighth meeting of the Forum was held on September 16-18, 2000, in Fukushima, Japan with 44 leaders from the political, business, academic, media, and the nonprofit sectors. Discussions focused on domestic sociopolitical and economic developments in Japan and Korea; the situation on the Korean peninsula and methods of regional cooperation; economic cooperation; and common challenges and new opportunities for cooperation.
The 26th Korea-Japan Forum met in Tokyo, bringing together more than 50 participants from both countries. The meeting was focused on the 20th anniversary of the 1998 Japan–South Korea joint declaration on “A New Japan-Korea Partnership towards the 21st Century” and how that vision might be revised to ensure stronger and more productive relations in the future.
The 27th Korea-Japan Forum met in Tokyo, bringing together more than 50 participants from both countries. Discussion topics included the role of both countries in moving toward North Korean denuclearization, shifts in domestic politics and their influence on bilateral relations, and economic relations between Korea and Japan.