10th Korea-Japan Forum

September 6–8, 2002
Kanazawa, Japan
On September 6-8, 2002, the tenth meeting of the Forum took place in Kanazawa, Japan. Over 40 leaders from the political, nonprofit, academic, media, and corporate sectors gathered to discuss a variety of topics, including Korea-Japan exchange and cooperation after the 2002 World Cup, sociopolitical and economic developments in both countries, the future of Korea-Japan economic cooperation, and the rise of China and the future of the Asia Pacific region.

September 6

Opening Ceremony
Looking Back on the Relationships of the Last Decade: Further Developments and Future Tasks


HISASHI OWADA, Chairman (Japan)
KWANG-SOO CHOI, Chairman (Korea)

Session I: Korea-Japan Exchange and Cooperation After World Cup 2002

  • Changes in Japanese and Korean perceptions of bilateral relations
  • Promoting intellectual exchange
  • Strengthening the institutional infrastructure and financial base for expanded and sustained youth and grassroots exchange
  • Japanese-Korean cooperation on global and regional issues

September 7

Session II: Socio-political and Economic Developments in Japan and Korea

  • Prospect of the reform agenda of Prime Minister Koizumi and Japanese politics
  • Korean politics after the presidential election
  • Prospect of reform and economic revitalization
  • Impact of changes in international environment (unilateralist tendency of the United States, developments in North Korea, etc.)

September 8

Session III: Future of Korea-Japan Economic Cooperation

  • Prospects and challenges of Japan-Korea free trade agreement
  • Developments in the Asia Pacific regional economy and Japan-Korea cooperation
  • Changes in the working population and corporate responses

Session IV: The Rise of China and the Future of the Asia Pacific Region

  • Impact of China’s economic growth on the Asia Pacific regional economy
  • Impact of China’s growing military and security influence on Asia Pacific regional security
  • Opportunities for the Japan-China-Korea cooperative relationship

Session V: A Vision of Korea-Japan Relations for the Next Decade

Korean Participants

Chairman: Kwang-soo ChoiFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs

Byung-joon AhnProfessor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan; Director of Korean Steering Committee, Korea-Japan Forum

S.R. ChoChairman, Hyosung Group

Woong-kyu ChoMember, National Assembly (The Grand National Party)

Yook ChonPresident and CEO, Joongang Broadcasting Corporation

Ku-chong ChungPresident, donga.com

Ro-myung GongFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs

Seung-mi HanAssistant Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University

Young-sup HuhChairman and CEO, Green Cross Corporation

In-taek HyunProfessor, Political Science, Korea University

Sung-hee JwaPresident, Korea Economic Research Institute

Chun-suk KangChief Editorial Writer, Chosun Ilbo

Nam-chu KangPresident, Pukyung National University

Jong-sup KilNews Anchor, Korea Broadcasting System (KBS)

Chang-su KimDirector, U.S. Studies, Korea Institute for Defense Analyses

Joong-woong KimPresident, Hyundai Research Institute

Seong-kee KimPresident, CHL Law Firm

Yong-deok KimProfessor, Asian History, Seoul National University

Chang-bok LeeMember, National Assembly (Millennium Democratic Party)

In-ho LeePresident, The Korea Foundation

Yong-teh LeeChairman, TriGem Computer Inc.

Cheol-hee ParkAssistant Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS)

Won-hong ParkMember, National Assembly (The Grand National Party)

Japanese Participants

Chairman: Hisashi OwadaPresident, The Japan Institute of International Affairs

Toshihiro AndoDeputy Chief Editorial Writer, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun

Tamotsu AsamiAssistant Managing Editor, and Editor, Cultural News Department, The Yomiuri Shimbun

Keiko ChinoEditorial Writer, The Sankei Shimbun

Yukiko FukagawaAssociate Professor, Economics Department, Aoyama Gakuin University

Tetsuro FukuyamaMember, House of Councillors, Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)

Hiroshi HaseMember, House of Representatives, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

Yoshimasa HayashiMember, House of Councillors (LDP)

Toshio KameiCounselor, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.; Vice-Chairman, Japan-Korea Economic Association

Makoto KitoResearch Fellow, Yomiuri Research Institute

Yukiharu KodamaPresident, Japan Information Processing Development Corporation

Susumu KohariAssociate Professor, Faculty of International Relations, University of Shizuoka

Ryosei KokubunProfessor, Faculty of Law, Keio University

Jun’etsu KomatsuManaging Director, The Japan Foundation Asia Center

Katsuya OkadaMember, House of Representatives (DPJ)

Masao OkonogiProfessor, Faculty of Law, Keio University

Ginko SatoPresident, Japan Association for the Advancement of Working Women

Masaharu ShimokawaSenior Staff Writer, Mainichi Newspaper

Yasuhisa ShiozakiMember, House of Representatives (LDP)

Yoshibumi WakamiyaChief, Editorial Board, The Asahi Shimbun

Tadashi YamamotoPresident, Japan Center for International Exchange; Director of Japanese Steering Committee, Korea-Japan Forum