11th Korea-Japan Forum

August 31–September 2, 2003
Gyeongju, Korea

On August 31–September 2, 2003, the Eleventh Korea-Japan Forum took place in Gyeongju, Korea. Approximately 40 leaders from the political, nonprofit, academic, media, and corporate sectors gathered to discuss a variety of topics, including socio-political developments in both countries, the changing economic environment in Northeast Asia and the future of Korea-Japan economic cooperation, and regional security issues. They also discussed the promotion of bilateral exchange and cooperation in anticipation of the upcoming 40th anniversary of the normalization of Korea-Japan diplomatic relations.

August 31

Opening Ceremony


RO-MYUNG GONG, Chairman, Korea-Japan Forum

Session I: Socio-Political Impact of Population Movements and Generational Changes in Korea and Japan

September 1

Session II: Changing Economic Environment in Northeast Asia and Future of Korea-Japan Economic Cooperation

Session III: Coping with North Korea’s Nuclear Development and Prospects for Korea-Japan Cooperation

Session IV: Changes in Security Situation in Northeast Asia and Prospects of Korea-US, US-Japan Alliance

September 2

Session V: Promoting Exchange and Cooperation for 40th Anniversary of Normalization of Korea-Japan Diplomatic Relations in 2005

Korean Participants

Chairman: Ro-myung GongFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs

Byung-joon AhnVisiting Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan

Kyu-cheol ChoAssociate Professor, Dept. of Japanese Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

S.R. ChoChairman, Hyosung Group

Bok-su ChunDirector, Economic News Division, KBS

Ku-chong ChungPresident, donga.com

Seung-soo HanMember, the National Assembly (Grand National Party)

In-taek HyunPresident, Ilmin International Relations Institute, Korea University

Myung-kwan HyunVice Chairman and CEO, The Federation of Korean Industries

Kay H ImmChairperson, KPR & Associates, Inc.

Chun-suk KangChief Editorial Writer, Chosun Ilbo

Jae-ho KangAssociate Professor, Pusan National University

Choong-soo KimPresident, Korea Development Institute

Hyo-sung KimPresident, Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Seong-ho KimMember, the National Assembly (Millennium Democratic Party)

Seong-kee KimPresident, CHL Law Firm

Yang-hee KimJapan Team Leader, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy; Presidential Committee, Northeast Asian Business Hub

Young-bin KwonEditor/Vice President, Joongang Ilbo

In-ho LeePresident, The Korea Foundation

Jai-chun LeeFormer Ambassador to the Russian Federation

Nak-yon LeeMember, the National Assembly (Millennium Democratic Party)

Yong-teh LeeChairman, TriGem Computer Inc.

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

Jin ParkMember, the National Assembly (The Grand National Party)

Boo-sung SaVice President, International Exchange of the Korea Foundation

Ho-keun SongProfessor, Sociology, Seoul National University

Duk-min YunProfessor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS)

Japanese Participants

Toshihiro AndoDeputy Chief Editorial Writer, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun

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

Keiko ChinoEditorial Writer, The Sankei Shimbun

Yukiko FukagawaProfessor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo

Akiko FukushimaDirector of Policy Studies, Senior Fellow, National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA)

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

Yoshimasa HayashiMember, House of Councillors, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

Makoto KitoResearch Fellow, Yomiuri Research Institute

Jun’etsu KomatsuManaging Director, The Japan Foundation Asia Center

Hideya KurataAssociate Professor, Faculty of General Policy Studies, Kyorin University

Kazuo OguraProfessor, International Politics, Economics and Business Department, Aoyama Gakuin University; Former Ambassador to Korea

Masao KonogiProfessor, Faculty of Law, Keio University

Yasuyo SakataAssociate Professor, Department of International Communication, Kanda University of International Studies

Masaharu ShimokawaSenior Staff Writer, Mainichi Newspaper

Toshiyuki TakanoAmbassador of Japan to the Republic of Korea

Yoshibumi WakamiyaChief, Editorial Board, The Asahi Shimbun

Masaki YabuuchiDirector, Overseas Research Department, China-North Asia Section, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

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