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Korea-Japan Forum

11th Meeting
August 31–September 2, 2003

On August 31–September 2, 2003, the Eleventh Korea-Japan Forum took place in Gyeongju, Korea. Approximately 40 leaders from the political, nonprofit, academic, media, and corporate sectors gathered to discuss a variety of topics, including socio-political developments in both countries, the changing economic environment in Northeast Asia and the future of Korea-Japan economic cooperation, and regional security issues. They also discussed the promotion of bilateral exchange and cooperation in anticipation of the upcoming 40th anniversary of the normalization of Korea-Japan diplomatic relations.

Agenda

Sunday, August 31

  • Opening Ceremony
Remarks:
GONG Ro-myung, Chairman of the Korea-Japan Forum
YAMAMOTO Tadashi, President of JCIE
  • Session I: Socio-Political Impact of Population Movements and Generational Changes in Korea and Japan

Monday, September 1

  • Session II: Changing Economic Environment in Northeast Asia and Future of Korea-Japan Economic Cooperation
  • Session III: Coping with North Korea's Nuclear Development and Prospects for Korea-Japan Cooperation
  • Session IV: Changes in Security Situation in Northeast Asia and Prospects of Korea-US, US-Japan Alliance

Tuesday, September 2

  • Session V: Promoting Exchange and Cooperation for 40th Anniversary of Normalization of Korea-Japan Diplomatic Relations in 2005

Participants


Korean Participants
[Chairman]
GONG Ro-myung Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
[Participants]
AHN Byung-joon Visiting Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan
CHO Kyu-cheol Associate Professor, Dept. of Japanese Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
CHO S. R. Chairman, Hyosung Group
CHUN Bok-su Director, Economic News Division, KBS
CHUNG Ku-chong President, donga.com
HAN Seung-soo Member, the National Assembly (Grand National Party)
HYUN In-taek President, Ilmin International Relations Institute, Korea University
HYUN Myung-kwan Vice Chairman and CEO, The Federation of Korean Industries
IMM Kay H Chairperson, KPR & Associates, Inc.
KANG Chun-suk Chief Editorial Writer, Chosun Ilbo
KANG Jae-ho Associate Professor, Pusan National University
KIM Choong-soo President, Korea Development Institute
KIM Hyo-sung President, Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry
KIM Seong-ho Member, the National Assembly (Millennium Democratic Party)
KIM Seong-kee President, CHL Law Firm
KIM Yang-hee Japan Team Leader, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy; Presidential Committee, Northeast Asian Business Hub
KWON Young-bin Editor/Vice President, Joongang Ilbo
LEE In-ho President, The Korea Foundation
LEE Jai-chun Former Ambassador to the Russian Federation
LEE Nak-yon Member, the National Assembly (Millennium Democratic Party)
LEE Yong-teh Chairman, TriGem Computer Inc.
PARK Cheol-hee Assistant Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS)
PARK Jin Member, the National Assembly (The Grand National Party)
SA Boo-sung Vice President, International Exchange of the Korea Foundation
SONG Ho-keun Professor, Sociology, Seoul National University
YUN Duk-min Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS)

Japanese Participants
ANDO Toshihiro Deputy Chief Editorial Writer, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun
ASAMI Tamotsu Assistant Managing Editor, Cultural News Department, The Yomiuri Shimbun
CHINO Keiko Editorial Writer, The Sankei Shimbun
FUKAGAWA Yukiko Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
FUKUSHIMA Akiko Director of Policy Studies, Senior Fellow, National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA)
FUKUYAMA Tetsuro Member, House of Councillors, Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)
HAYASHI Yoshimasa Member, House of Councillors, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
KITO Makoto Research Fellow, Yomiuri Research Institute
KOMATSU Jun'etsu Managing Director, The Japan Foundation Asia Center
KURATA Hideya Associate Professor, Faculty of General Policy Studies, Kyorin University
OGURA Kazuo Professor, International Politics, Economics and Business Department, Aoyama Gakuin University; Former Ambassador to Korea
OKONOGI Masao Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University
SAKATA Yasuyo Associate Professor, Department of International Communication, Kanda University of International Studies
SHIMOKAWA Masaharu Senior Staff Writer, Mainichi Newspaper
TAKANO Toshiyuki Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Korea
WAKAMIYA Yoshibumi Chief, Editorial Board, The Asahi Shimbun
YABUUCHI Masaki Director, Overseas Research Department, China-North Asia Section, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
YAMAMOTO Tadashi President, Japan Center for International Exchange; Director, Japanese Steering Committee, Korea-Japan Forum