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Korea-Japan Forum

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 5–7, 1993. Since then, the forum has taken place annually and is held alternately in Korea and Japan.

Forums:

22nd Forum (Fukuoka, Japan), August 7–9, 2014

21st Forum (Seoul, South Korea), August 22–24, 2013

20th Forum (Tokyo, Japan), December 20–22, 2012

19th Forum (Seoul, South Korea), August 24–26, 2011

18th Forum (Tokyo, Japan), October 3–5, 2010

17th Forum (Seoul, South Korea), December 6–8, 2009

16th Forum (Tokyo, Japan), August 28–30, 2008

15th Forum (Busan, Korea), August 28–30, 2007

14th Forum (Awajishima, Hyogo Prefecture), August 29–31, 2006

13th Forum (Cheju Island, Korea), August 29–31, 2005

12th Forum (Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan), September 13–15, 2004

11th Forum (Gyeongju, Korea), August 31–September 2, 2003

10th Forum (Kanazawa, Japan), September 6–8, 2002

9th Forum (Gangwon Province, Korea), August 31–September 2, 2001

8th Forum (Fukushima, Japan), September 16–18, 2000

7th Forum (Seoul, Korea), August 27–29, 1999