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Korea-Japan Forum

13th Meeting
August 29–31, 2005

Forty-one political leaders, business executives, scholars and public intellectuals gathered from August 29 to 31 for the 13th Korea-Japan Forum on Cheju Island, Korea, to discuss political trends in Japan and Korea, bilateral history issues, Korea-Japan cooperation on East Asia community building, and measures to promote greater exchange between the two countries. The year 2005 is the 40th anniversary of the normalization of Japan-Korea ties, highlighting the importance of constructing a stronger and more forward-looking relationship between the two countries, so the participants issued the 2005 Cheju Island Statement in Korean and Japanese upon the conclusion of the forum.

Agenda

Monday, August 29

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Remarks:
    Gong Ro-myung, Chairman of the Korea-Japan Forum
    Yamamoto Tadashi, President of JCIE
  • Session I: Political and Social Changes and their Impact on Relations Between Korea and Japan
  • Speakers:
    Lee Nak-yon, Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
    Wakamiya Yoshibumi, Chairman of the Editorial Board, Asahi Shimbun
  • Opening Dinner hosted by Gong Ro-myung, Chairman of Korea-Japan Forum

Tuesday, August 30

  • Session II: Different Aspects of the Historical and Territorial Issues: Long and Short-Term Solutions
  • Speakers:
    Paik Choong-hyun, Emeritus Professor, Seoul National University
    Iokibe Makoto, Professor, Kobe University
  • Session III: Construction of an East Asian Community and Cooperation between Korea and Japan: Political Challenges and Perspective
  • Speakers:
    Hyun In-taek, Professor, Korea University
    Tanaka Hitoshi, former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Dinner hosted by Kim Tae-hwan, Governor, Cheju Province

Tuesday, August 30

  • Session IV: Construction of an East Asian Community and Cooperation between Korea and Japan: Economic Challenges and Perspectives
  • Speakers:
    Choi Woo-sock, Executive Advisor, Samsung Electronics
    Cho S.R., Chairman, Hyosung Group
    Fukagawa Yukiko, Professor, University of Tokyo
  • Closing Session: Korea-Japan Friendship Year- Exchanges Between Korea and Japan in a Multi-Track Era
  • Speakers:
    Chang Je-kuk, Professor, Dongseo University
    Kohari Susumu, Professor, University of Shizuoka
  • Joint statement and press conference

Participants

Korean Participants

[Chairman]
GONG Ro-myung Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
[Participants]
AHN Byung-joon Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management
AHN Chung-yong Professor, Chung-Ang University
BAE In-joon Chief Editorial Writer, The Donga Ilbo
CHANG Je-kuk Executive Director, Japan Center, Dongseo University
CHO Kun-ho Vice Chairman, The Federation of Korean Industries
CHO S. R. Chairman, Hyosung Group
CHOI Woo-sock Executive Advisor, Samsung Electronics
CHUNG Eui-yong Member of the National Assembly (Uri Party)
CHUNG Ku-chong President, Donga.com
HYUN In-taek Vice President for Planning and Budget, Korea University
KANG Chun-suk Chief Editorial Writer, Chosun Ilbo
KWON In-hyuk President, the Korea Foundation
KWON Young-bin President, JoongAng Daily
LEE Kyung-tae President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
LEE Nak-yon Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (Democratic Party)
LEE Sook-jong Senior Research Fellow, Sejong Institute
MOON Chung-in Professor, Yonsei University
OH Tae-kyu Chief, Social Affairs Section, Hankyeoreh newspaper
PAIK Choong-hyun Emeritus Professor of Law, Seoul National University
PARK Cheol-hee Professor, Seoul National University
PARK Yu-ha Professor, Sejong University
ROH Hoe-chan Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (Democratic Labor Party)
WON Hee-ryong Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (Grand National Party)

Japanese Participants

[Chairman]
MOGI Yuzaburo Chairman and CEO, Kikkoman Corporation
[Participants]
ARITA Shin Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
FUKAGAWA Yukiko Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
IGARASHI Kimitoshi Executive Commentator, NHK
IOKIBE Makoto Professor, Kobe University
KOHARI Susumu Associate Professor, Faculty of International Relations, University of Shizuoka
NISHIKAWA Megumi Senior Editorial Writer, Mainichi Shimbun newspaper
OGOURA Kazuo President, The Japan Foundation
OKONOGI Masao Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University
OSHIMA Shotaro Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Korea
SETO Yuzo Advisor to the Board, Asahi Breweries, Ltd.; President, Japan-Korea Economic Association
SUGASAWA Takashi Staff writer, Sankei Shimbun newspaper
TANAKA Hitoshi Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
WAKAMIYA Yoshibumi Chair of the Editorial Board, Asahi Shimbun newspaper
YAMAOKA Kunihiko Editorial Writer, Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper
YAMAMOTO Isao Editorial Writer, Nihon Keizai Shimbun newspaper
YAMAMOTO Tadashi President, Japan Center for International Exchange; Director, Japanese Steering Committee, Korea-Japan Forum