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Korea-Japan Forum

9th Meeting
August 31–September 2, 2001

The ninth meeting of the Forum was held on August 31-September 2, 2001, in Gangwon Province, Korea with approximately 50 leaders from the political, business, academic, media, and the nonprofit sectors. Discussions focused on domestic sociopolitical and economic developments in Japan and Korea, the state of bilateral relations and the reconciliation of historical grievances, security in Northeast Asia, enhancing economic cooperation, and ideas for the future.

Agenda

Friday, August 31

  • Opening Ceremony

Saturday, September 1

  • Session I: Political and Economic Conditions in Korea
  • Session II: Japan-Korea Relations: Toward a More Forward-Looking Relationship
    • The history textbook issue
    • Working toward overcoming the past and promoting future cooperation
    • Other issues

Sunday, September 2

  • Session III: Security in Northeast Asia
    • Developments in the situation on the Korean Peninsula
    • The Bush administration's Asia policy: The roles of Japan, China, and Russia
  • Session IV: Strengthening Economic Cooperation
    • Promoting Japan-Korea economic cooperation
    • Japan-Korea cooperation in a regional context that includes ASEAN+3 and free trade agreements (FTAs)
  • Session V: Concluding Session
    • Working together toward the 2002 World Cup
    • Looking toward the future

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
CHO S. R. Chairman, Hyosung Group
CHO Woong-kyu Member, National Assembly (The Grand National Party)
CHOE Chung-ho Chaired Professor, University of Ulsan
CHUNG Hyung-min Professor of Art History, Seoul National University
CHUNG Jae-jeong Professor of Dept. of Korean History, University of Seoul
CHUNG Ku-chong President, donga.com
GONG Ro-myung Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
HAN Woo-suk Vice Chairman, Korea Organizaing Committee for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan
KANG Nam-chu President, Pukyung National University
KIL Jong-sup Anchor, Korea Broadcasting System (KBS)
KIM Sang-ha President, Samyang Corporation
KIM Young-moo Attorney at Law, Kim & Chang
LEE In-ho President, The Korea Foundation
LEE Jin-soon Professor of Economics, Soongsil University
LEE Kyung-sook President, Sookmyung Women's University
Lee Nak-yon Member, National Assembly (Millennium Democratic Party)
LEE Yang-hee Member of the National Assembly (The United Liberal Democrats)
Park Sang-cheon Member, National Assembly (Millennium Democratic Party)
PARK Seong-yong Honorary Chairman, Kumho Group
PARK Won-hong Member of the National Assembly (The Grand National Party)
SEONG Byong-wook Special Advisor, The JoongAng Ilbo
YOO Heung-soo Member of the National Assembly (The Grand National Party)
YOO Jay-kun Member, National Assembly (Millennium Democratic Party)
YOO Kun-il 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
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
FUKUYAMA Tetsuro Member, House of Councillors, Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)
HAYASHI Yoshimasa Member, House of Councillors (LDP)
IGARASHI Kimitoshio Chief Commentator, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
IOKIBE Makoto Professor, Kobe University
JIMBO Ken Research Fellow, The Japan Institute of International Affairs
KITO Makoto Research Fellow, Yomiuri Research Institute
KODAMA Yukiharu President, Japan Information Processing Development Corporation
KOMATSU Jun'etsu Managing Director, The Japan Foundation Asia Center
KUBOTA Ruriko Senior Writer, International News, Sankei Shimbun
OKONOGI Masao Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University
SATO Ginko President, Japan Association for the Advancement of Working Women
SHIMOKAWA Masaharu Senior Staff Writer, Mainichi Newspaper
SUZUOKI Takabumi Columnist, Hong Kong Bureau, Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI)
TAKEMI Keizo Member, House of Councillors (Liberal Democratic Party)
TASSO Takuya Member, House of Representatives (Liberal Party)
YAKUSHIJI Katsuyuki Editorial Writer, Asahi Shimbun
YAMAMOTO Tadashi President, Japan Center for International Exchange; Director of Japanese Steering Committee, Korea-Japan Forum