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Korea-Japan Forum

21st Meeting
August 22–24, 2013



About the 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 57, 1993. Since then, the forum has taken place annually and is held alternately in Korea and Japan.



Participants

Korean Participants

[Chairman]
YU Myung Hwan

Chairman, Sejong University; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

[Honorary Advisor]
GONG Ro-myung Former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Chairman, Korea-Japan Forum
[Participants]
AHN Byung-joon Visiting Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management; Member of the Korean Academy of Sciences
AHN Se Young Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Sogang University
AHN Choong Young Foreign Investment Ombudsman; KOTRA
CHANG Jekuk President, Dongseo University
CHO Suck Rai Chairman, Hyosung Group
CHOUNG Byoung-Gug Member of the National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
CHUNG Jae-jeong Professor, University of Seoul; Former President, the Northeast Asian History Foundation
CHUNG Ku Chong Chairman, Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Council; Chairman of the Korea-Japan South Korea Forum
JIN Chang Soo Director, Center for Japanese Studies, The Sejong Institute
KIL Jeong-Woo Member of the National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
KIM Eun Mee Dean and Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University
KIM Hosup Vice President, Chung-Ang University
KIM Young Hie Editor-at-Large/Columnist, JoongAng Ilbo
KIM Young Hwan Member of the National Assembly (Democratic Party)
LEE Chang Yul

Executive Advisor, Samsung Electronics; Former President, Samsung Japan Co.

LEE Jae Young Member of the National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
LEE Nak-yon Member of the National Assembly (Democratic United Party)
LEE Won-deog Professor, School of International Area Studies, Kookmin University
MOON Chung-in Professor, Department of Political Science, Yonsei University
Nam Kyung Pil Member of the National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
NAM Si-uk Professor, Sejong University
OH Tai Kyu Editorial Writer, Hankyoreh Daily News
PARK Cheol Hee Professor, Seoul National University; Director, Institute for Japanese Studies, SNU
PARK Joon-woo Visiting Professor, Yonsei University; Former Ambassador to the European Union
PARK Yoo-ha Professor of Japanese Language and Literature, Sejong University
SHIM Kyu Sun Chief Editorial Writer, Dong-a Ilbo
SHIM Yoon Joe Member of the National Assembly (Saenuri Party)
SHIN Kak-Soo Professor, Korea National Diplomatic Academy
YIM Sung-joon Senior Advisor, Lee International IP & Law Group; Former President of the Korea Foundation
YOU Seung-hee Member of the National Assembly (Democratic Party)
YU Hyun-seok President, The Korea Foundation
YUN Duk-min Chancellor, Korea National Diplomatic Academy
 

Japanese Participants

[Chairman]
MOGI Yuzaburo Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kikkoman Corporation
[Participants]
BESSO Koro Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Korea
CHINO Keiko Contributing Editor, Sankei Shimbun
FUKAGAWA Yukiko Professor, Waseda University
FUKUDA Yasuo Former Prime Minister
FUKUYAMA Tetsuro Member, House of Councillors (DPJ)
HAKODA Tetsuya Editorial Writer, Asahi Shimbun
HIRAIWA Shunji Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University
IOKIBE Makoto Chancellor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto; President, Hyogo Earthquake Memorial 21st Century Research Institute; former President, National Defense Academy
ISHIHARA Susumu Chairman, Kyushu Railway Company
ISHIYAMA Hirotsugu President and CEO, Mitsubishi Corporation (Korea) Ltd.
KIMURA Shinichiro Director, Japan-Korea Economic Association
KOBAYAKAWA Akinori Chairman, Fukuoka Association of Independent Entrepreneurs
KOHARI Susumu Professor, University of Shizuoka
KOIZUMI Shinichi Senior Advisor to the Chairman and CEO, Toray Industries, Inc.; Vice-Chairman, Japan-Korea Economic Association
KOKUBUN Ryosei President, National Defense Academy of Japan
KOSAKA Kenji Member, House of Councillors (LDP); Former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
MAEHARA Kaneichi Vice Chairman and President, Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives)
MAEHARA Seiji Member of the House of Representatives (DPJ)
NISHIKAWA Megumi Senior Editorial Writer, Mainichi Shimbun
NODA Seiko Member of the House of Representatives (LDP)
OGURA Kizo Professor, Kyoto University
OKADA Katsuya Member of the House of Representatives (DPJ)
OKONOGI Masao Research Professor, Kyushu University; Professor Emeritus, Keio University
SHIBUSAWA Ken President & CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
SHIOZAKI Yasuhisa Member, House of Representatives (LDP)
SOEYA Yoshihide Professor, Keio University; Japan Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
SUNOHARA Tsuyoshi Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.; Director, Office of Global Studies, Japan Center for Economic Research
TANAKA Hitoshi Senior Fellow, JCIE; Chairman, Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute; Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
UEDA Isamu Member of the House of Representatives (New Komeito)
UEHARA Haruya Senior Advisor, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
WAKAMIYA Yoshibumi Senior Fellow, JCIE; former Editor-in-Chief, The Asahi Shimbun
YAKUSHIJI Katsuyuki Professor, Toyo University
YAMAOKA Kunihiko Editorial Writer, The Yomiuri Shimbun
YANAGISAWA Hideo Chief Commentator, News Commentators Bureau, Japan Broadcasting Corporation


Media


Ex-Prime Minister Fukuda urges Japan, S. Korea to quell nationalismThe Asahi Shimbun (August 23, 2013)