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Korea-Japan Forum

14th Meeting
August 29–31, 2006

Agenda

Tuesday, August 29

  • Opening Remarks
  • MOGI Yuzaburo, Japanese Chairman
    GONG Ro-myung, Korean Chairman
  • Session I: The Political, Economic, and Social Developments in Korea and Japan
  • Japan
    CHINO Keiko, Chief Editorial Writer, The Sankei Shimbun
    Korea
    On politics and society:
    KWON Young-bin, President, JoongAng Ilbo
    On economy:
    BAE In-joon, Chief Editorial Writer, The Donga Ilbo

Wednesday, August 30

  • Session II: Security Issues in East Asia and Korea-Japan Cooperation
    • Korean and Japanese Perspectives on the Role of the United States
    • Korean and Japanese Response to the Growing Chinese Presence
    • Prospects of Security Challenges in the Korean Peninsula and Korea-Japan Cooperation
    Speakers:
    MAEHARA Seiji, Member, House of Representatives (DPJ)
    HYUN In-taek, Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University
  • Session III: Economic Development in East Asia and Korea-Japan Cooperation
    • Responding to Energy Security Issues in Korea and Japan and the Prospects for Bilateral Cooperation
    • Policy Measures for Dramatic Expansion of Korea-Japan Economic Relations
    • Korea-Japan Cooperation Towards East Asia Community Building
    Speakers:
    SHIOZAKI Yasuhisa, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs; Member, House of Representatives (LDP)
    CHO S. R., Chairman, Hyosung Group; Chairman, The Korea-Japan Economic Council
  • Session IV: Open Dialogue: Fundamental Challenges of Korea-Japan Relations and Future Prospects
    • The Respective Domestic Responses in Korea and Japan to Current Issues of Dispute
    • Major Constraints to Constructive Development of Korea-Japan Relations and Effective Means to Remove Them
    Speakers:
    OKONOGI Masao, Dean, Faculty of Law, Keio University
    GONG Ro-myung, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

Thursday, August 31

  • Session V: The Significance and Challenges of the New Cultural Contacts Between Korea and Japan
    • The New Popular Trends of "Hanryu" (Korean Pop-culture Boom in Japan) and "Ken-Hanryu" (anti-Hanryu) and their Impact on Bilateral Relations
    • Prospects for Regional Level Exchange and Development of Tourism
    • Assessing the Impact of Emerging New Dimensions of Korea-Japan Exchange with the Development of New Communication Tools
    Speakers:
    OGOURA Kazuo, President, The Japan Foundation
    LEE Chi-won, Assistant Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, Hallym University

Participants

Korean Participants

[Chairman]
GONG Ro-myung Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
[Participants]
AHN Byung-joon Visiting Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management
BAE In-joon Chief Editorial Writer, The Donga Ilbo
CHANG Je-kuk Executive Director, Japan Center, Dongseo University
CHO Kun-ho Vice-Chairman and CEO, Federation of Korean Industries (FKI)
CHO S. R. Chairman, Hyosung Group; Chairman, The Korea-Japan Economic Council
CHOI Woo-sock Advisor, Samsung Electronics
CHUN Yu-ok Member of the National Assembly (Grand National Party)
CHUNG Ku-chong CEO and President, dongA.com; Director, Korean Steering Committee, Korea-Japan Forum
HYUN In-taek Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University
KIM Boo-kyum Member of the National Assembly (Uri Party)
KIM Jae-chul CEO and Chairman, Dongwon Group
KWON In-hyuk President, Korea Foundation
KWON Young-bin President, JoongAng Ilbo
LEE Chi-won Assistant Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, Hallym University
LEE Nak-yon Member of the National Assembly (Democratic Party)
LEE Sook-jong Professor, Department of Public Administration, Graduate School of Governance, Sungkyunkwan University
MOON Chung-in Professor, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Yonsei University
OH Yeon-ho CEO, OhmyNews
PARK Cheol-hee Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University
RA Jong-yil Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Japan
SIM Sang-jeong Member of the National Assembly (Democratic Labor Party)
SUH Sung Professor, College of Law, Ritsumeikan University; Director, Ritsumeikan Center for Korean Studies
YOUNG Soo-gil President, National Strategy Institute; Former Korean Ambassador to the OECD
YUN Duk-min Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security

Japanese Participants

[Chairman]
MOGI Yuzaburo Chairman and CEO, Kikkoman Corporation
[Participants]
AKABA Kazuyoshi Senior Vice-Minister for Finance; Member, House of Representatives (New Komeito)
ANDO Toshihiro Deputy Chief Editorial Writer, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun
CHINO Keiko Chief Editorial Writer, The Sankei Shimbun
FUKAGAWA Yukiko Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
FUKUYAMA Tetsuro Member, House of Councillors (DPJ)
HAYASHI Yoshimasa Member, House of Councillors (LDP)
IGARASHI Kimitoshi Executive Commentator, NHK
IOKIBE Makoto President, National Defense Academy
KOHARI Susumu Associate Professor, Faculty of International Relations, University of Shizuoka
MAEHARA Seiji Member, House of Representatives (DPJ)
MATSUMOTO Takeaki Member, House of Representatives (DPJ)
NISHIKAWA Megumi Senior Editorial Writer, Mainichi Newspapers
OGOURA Kazuo President, The Japan Foundation
OGURA Kizo Associate Professor, Kyoto University
OKADA Katsuya Member, House of Representatives (DPJ)
OKONOGI Masao Dean and Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University
SHIOZAKI Yasuhisa Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs; Member, House of Representatives (LDP)
TANAKA Hitoshi Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange; Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
WAKAMIYA Yoshibumi Chairman of the Editorial Board, The Asahi Shimbun
YAMAMOTO Tadashi President, Japan Center for International Exchange; Director, Japanese Steering Committee, Korea-Japan Forum
YAMAOKA Kunihiko Editorial Writer, The Yomiuri Shimbun