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Korea-Japan Forum

10th Meeting
September 6–8, 2002

On September 6-8, 2002, the tenth meeting of the Forum took place in Kanazawa, Japan. Over 40 leaders from the political, nonprofit, academic, media, and corporate sectors gathered to discuss a variety of topics, including Korea-Japan exchange and cooperation after the 2002 World Cup, sociopolitical and economic developments in both countries, the future of Korea-Japan economic cooperation, and the rise of China and the future of the Asia Pacific region.

Agenda

Friday, September 6

  • Opening Ceremony
    Looking Back on the Relationships of the Last Decade: Further Developments and Future Tasks
  • Remarks:
    OWADA Hisashi, Chairman (Japan)
    CHOI Kwang-soo, Chairman (Korea)
  • Session I: Korea-Japan Exchange and Cooperation after World Cup 2002
    • Changes in Japanese and Korean perceptions of bilateral relations
    • Promoting intellectual exchange
    • Strengthening the institutional infrastructure and financial base for expanded and sustained youth and grassroots exchange
    • Japanese-Korean cooperation on global and regional issues

Saturday, September 7

  • Session II: Socio-political and Economic Developments in Japan and Korea
  • Prospect of the reform agenda of Prime Minister Koizumi and Japanese politics
  • Korean politics after the presidential election
  • Prospect of reform and economic revitalization
  • Impact of changes in international environment (unilateralist tendency of the United States, developments in North Korea, etc.)

Sunday, September 8

  • Session III: Future of Korea-Japan Economic Cooperation
    • Prospects and challenges of Japan-Korea free trade agreement
    • Developments in the Asia Pacific regional economy and Japan-Korea cooperation
    • Changes in the working population and corporate responses
  • Session IV: The Rise of China and the Future of the Asia Pacific Region
    • Impact of China's economic growth on the Asia Pacific regional economy
    • Impact of China's growing military and security influence on Asia Pacific regional security
    • Opportunities for the Japan-China-Korea cooperative relationship
  • Session V: A Vision of Korea-Japan Relations for the Next Decade

Participants

Korean Participants

[Chairman]
CHOI Kwang-soo Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
[Participants]
AHN Byung-joon Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan; Director of Korean Steering Committee, Korea-Japan Forum
CHO S. R. Chairman, Hyosung Group
CHO Woong-kyu Member, National Assembly (The Grand National Party)
CHON Yook President and CEO, Joongang Broadcasting Corporation
CHUNG Ku-chong President, donga.com
GONG Ro-myung Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
HAN Seung-mi Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University
HUH Young-sup Chairman and CEO, Green Cross Corporation
HYUN In-taek Professor, Political Science, Korea University
JWA Sung-hee President, Korea Economic Research Institute
KANG Chun-suk Chief Editorial Writer, Chosun Ilbo
KANG Nam-chu President, Pukyung National University
KIL Jong-sup News Anchor, Korea Broadcasting System (KBS)
KIM Chang-su Director, U.S. Studies, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses
KIM Joong-woong President, Hyundai Research Institute
KIM Seong-kee President, CHL Law Firm
KIM Yong-deok Professor, Asian History, Seoul National University
LEE Chang-bok Member, National Assembly (Millennium Democratic Party)
LEE In-ho President, The Korea Foundation
LEE Yong-teh Chairman, TriGem Computer Inc.
PARK Cheol-hee Assistant Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS)
PARK Won-hong Member, National Assembly (The Grand National Party)

Japanese Participants

[Chairman]
OWADA Hisashi President, The Japan Institute of International Affairs
[Participants]
ANDO Toshihiro Deputy Chief Editorial Writer, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun
ASAMI Tamotsu Assistant Managing Editor, and Editor, Cultural News Department, The Yomiuri Shimbun
CHINO Keiko Editorial Writer, The Sankei Shimbun
FUKAGAWA Yukiko Associate Professor, Economics Department, Aoyama Gakuin University
FUKUYAMA Tetsuro Member, House of Councillors, Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)
HASE Hiroshi Member, House of Representatives, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
HAYASHI Yoshimasa Member, House of Councillors (LDP)
KAMEI Toshio Counselor, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.; Vice-Chairman, Japan-Korea Economic Association
KITO Makoto Research Fellow, Yomiuri Research Institute
KODAMA Yukiharu President, Japan Information Processing Development Corporation
KOHARI Susumu Associate Professor, Faculty of International Relations, University of Shizuoka
KOKUBUN Ryosei Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University
KOMATSU Jun'etsu Managing Director, The Japan Foundation Asia Center
OKADA Katsuya Member, House of Representatives (DPJ)
OKONOGI Masao Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University
SATO Ginko President, Japan Association for the Advancement of Working Women
SHIMOKAWA Masaharu Senior Staff Writer, Mainichi Newspaper
SHIOZAKI Yasuhisa Member, House of Representatives (LDP)
WAKAMIYA Yoshibumi Chief, Editorial Board, The Asahi Shimbun
YAMAMOTO Tadashi President, Japan Center for International Exchange; Director of Japanese Steering Committee, Korea-Japan Forum