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Korea-Japan Forum

7th Meeting
August 27–29, 1999

The seventh meeting of the Forum was held on August 27-29, 1999, in Seoul, Korea with over 40 leaders from the political, business, academic, media, and the nonprofit sectors. Discussions focused on ways to further enhance cooperation between the two countries in a broad, Asian regional context.

Agenda

Friday, August 27

  • Opening Ceremony
    Congratulatory Speech: Foreign Minister Hong Soon-young
  • Session I: The Domestic Situations in Korea and Japan
    Part I: The political and economic situation in Korea

Saturday, August 28

  • Session I (cont.): The Domestic Situations in Korea and Japan
    Part II: The political and economic situation in Japan
  • Session II: The Security Dimensions of Korea-Japan Cooperation
    • The Korean Peninsula
    • Major power relations
    • Regional issues
    • Korea-Japan bilateral cooperation
  • Session III: The Economic Dimensions of Korea-Japan Cooperation
    • The impact of and the recovery from the financial crisis
    • Prospects for restructuring and deregulation
    • Regional cooperation
    • Korea-Japan bilateral cooperation

Sunday, August 29

  • Session IV: The Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Korea-Japan Cooperation
    • Globalization, civil society, and governance
    • Cultural and educational exchanges
    • Cooperation on information and communications technology
  • Session V: The Future Agenda for Korea-Japan Cooperation
    • Cooperation for the World Cup
    • Cooperation on global and regional Issues
    • Youth and grassroots-level exchanges

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
BAE Jung-Ho Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Unification
CHANG Myong-Sue President and Publisher, Hankook Ilbo
CHO S. R. Chairman, Hyosung Group
CHO Woong-kyu Member, National Assembly (The Grand National Party)
CHOE Chung-ho Chairman, Korea Commission for Vision 2000
CHOI Sang-yong Korean Ambassador to Japan
CHUNG In-Yong
CHUNG Ku-chong President, donga.com
KIL Jong-sup Anchor, Korea Broadcasting System (KBS)
KIM Do-Eun Member of the National Assembly (The Grand National Party)
KIM Ok-Yul Professor Emeritus, Sookmyung Women's University
KIM Sang-Ha
KOO Pyong-Hwoi Advisory Board Member, LG Group
LEE Gil-Hyun President, Hotel Shilla
LEE Jin-soon President, Korea Development Institute
LEE Joung-Binn President, Korea Foundation
LEE Kyung-Tae President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
NAM Si-Uk Former Publisher, Munhwa Ilbo
OH Jay-Hee Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
SEONG Byong-wook Special Advisor, The JoongAng Ilbo
SHIN Dong-won Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
SONN Sei-Il Member of the National Assembly (National Congress for New Politics)
YANG Sung-Chul Member of the National Assembly (National Congress for New Politics)
YOO Heung-soo Member of the National Assembly (New Korea Party)
YOO Kun-il Editor-in-Chief and Chief Editorial Writer, The Chosun Ilbo

Japanese Participants

[Chairman]
OWADA Hisashi President, The Japan Institute of International Affairs
[Participants]
ASAMI Tamotsu Deputy Director, Editorial Bureau, Chuokoron-Shinsha
CHINO Keiko Editorial Writer, The Sankei Shimbun
FUJII Hiroaki President, The Japan Foundation
FUJIMURA Masaya Executive Advisor, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation; President, Japan-Korea Economic Association
FUJIWARA Katsuhiro Managing Director, Keidanren (Japan Federation of Economic Organizations)
FUKAGAWA Yukiko Associate Professor, Economics Department, Aoyama Gakuin University
HAYASHI Yoshimasa Member, House of Councillors (Liberal Democratic Party)
ITOH Abito Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology, University of Tokyo
KANO Tadao Editorial Writer, The Mainichi Shimbun
KUSUKAWA Toru Senior Councilor, Fuji Research Institute Corporation
MATSUDA Iwao Member, House of Councillors (Independent)
NAKANISHI Hiroshi Associate Professor, Law Department, Kyoto University
OKONOGI Masao Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University
SASAKI Tomoko Member, House of Councillors (LDP)
SATO Ginko Chairperson, Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission
SUZUOKI Takabumi Columnist, Hong Kong Bureau, Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI)
TAKASHIMA Hatsuhisa Executive Controller-General, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
WAKAMIYA Yoshibumi Political Editor, The Asahi Shimbun
YAMAMOTO Tadashi President, Japan Center for International Exchange; Director of Japanese Steering Committee, Korea-Japan Forum