18th Korea-Japan Forum

October 3–5, 2010

On October 3–5, 2010, the 18th Korea-Japan Forum took place. 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.

October 3

Cocktails and Dinner hosted by Mr. Mogi Yuzaburo

October 4

Opening Remarks

YUZABUO MOGI, Japanese Chairman
RO-MYUNG GONG, Korean Chairman 

Session I: The Interlinked Domestic Politics in Japan and Korea and the Impact on Foreign Relations

YOSHIMASA HAYASHI, Member, House of Councillors (Liberal Democratic Party, LDP)
GOSHI HOSONO, Member, House of the Representatives (Democratic Party of Japan, DPJ)
YU-OK CHUN, Member, National Assembly (Grand National Party)

Session II: New Challenges in East Asian Regional Security and the Prospects for Korea-Japan Cooperation

HITOSHI TANAKA, Senior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange
SANG-WOO RHEE, Chairman, The Korea-Japan Cultural Foundation

Courtesy call on Chief Cabinet Secretary, SENGOKU YOSHITA

Dinner hosted by Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs, SEIJI MAEHARA

October 5

Session III: Korea-Japan Cooperation on Regional Economic Development

AKIRA KOJIMA, Senior Research Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research
JONG-WHA LEE, Professor, Korea University; Former Chief Economist Asian Development Bank

Dialogue with Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) Secretary General, KATSUYA OKADA

Session IV: Korea-Japan Cooperation in Dealing with Global Challenges

TAIZO YAKUSHIJI, Research Counselor, Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS)
JE-KUK CHANG, Executive Vice-President, Dongseo University

Session V: Strengthening Korea-Japan Cooperation – The Requirements of Political Leadership for the New Era

MASAO OKONOGI, Professor, Keio University
BYUNG-JOON AHN, Visiting Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Closing Remarks by the Chairman

Korean Participants

Chairman: Ro-myung GongFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs

Byung-joon AhnVisiting Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

In-joon BaeChairman of the Editorial Board, The DongA Ilbo

Je-kuk ChangExecutive Vice-President, Dongseo University

Yu-ok ChunMember of the National Assembly (Grand National Party)

Jae-jeong ChungPresident, Northeast Asian History Foundation

Ku-chong ChungDirector, Korean Steering Committee, Korea-Japan  Forum; Chairman of the Korea-Japan Culture Exchange Council

Chang-soo JinDirector, Japan Center, the Sejong Institute

Young-hie KimEditor-Large, JoongAng Ilbo

Dong-kwan LeeFormer Senior Secretary to the President for Public Affairs

Jong-wha LeeProfessor, Korea University; Former Chief Economist Asian Development Bank

Won-deog LeeDirector of Center for Japanese Studies, Kookmin University

Chung-in MoonProfessor, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Yonsei University

Si-uk NamChairman, Kwanghwamun Culture Forum

Tai-kyu OhEditorial Writer, The Hankyoreh

Cheol-hee ParkAssociate Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University

Yu-ha ParkProfessor, Department of Japanese Language & Literature, Sejong University

Beum Kwan RheeMember of the National Assembly (Grand National Party)

Sang-Woo RheePresident, New Asia Research Institute; Chairman, the Korea-Japan Cultural Foundation

Sung-joon YimDistinguished Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

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

Observer: Chul-hyun KwonSouth Korean Ambassador to Japan

Japanese Participants

Chairman: Yuzaburo MogiChairman and CEO, Kikkoman Corporation

Keiko ChinoColumnist, The Sankei Shimbun

Yukiko FukagawaProfessor, Waseda University

Yoshimasa HayashiMember, House of Councillors (Liberal Democratic Party: LDP); Deputy Chairman, General Assembly of LDP Members in the House of Councillors; Former Minister of Defense

Shunji HiraiwaShunjiProfessor, School of International Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University

Keiko HondaDirector, McKinsey & Company

Motohiro IkedaSenior and Editorial Writer, Asian News Department Nikkei Inc.

Makoto IokibePresident, National Defense Academy

Hideharu KadowakiSpecial Advisor and Senior Fellow, The Japan
Research Institute, Ltd.

Susumu KohariProfessor, University of Shizuoka

Akira KojimaSenior Research Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research

Kazuo KorenagaSenior Executive Director, Japan-Korea Economic

Kenji KosakaMember, House of Councillors (LDP); Former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Takeaki MatsumotoState Secretary for Foreign Affairs; Member, House of Representatives (Democratic Party of Japan, DPJ)

Megumi NishikawaSenior Editorial Writer, Mainichi Newspapers

Katsuya OkadaMember, House of Representatives (DPJ); Secretary General of the DPJ

Masao OkonogiProfessor, Keio University

Ryuta OkutaniSenior Reporter/Editor, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

Kazuya ShimbaMember, House of Councillors (Democratic Party of Japan, DPJ)

Yoshihide SoeyaProfessor, Faculty of Law, Keio University; Director, Institute of East Asian Studies, Keio University

Hitoshi TanakaSenior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange; Former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

Hirokazu TsujimotoSenior Advisor, Kintetsu World Express, Inc.

Kiyomi TsujimotoMember, House of Representatives

Katsuyuki YakushijiSenior Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun

Taizo YakushijiResearch Counselor, Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS)

Yoshibumi WakamiyaColumnist, The Asahi Shimbun

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

Kunihiko YamaokaEditorial Writer, The Yomiuri Shimbun