19th Korea-Japan Forum

August 24–26, 2011
Leading citizens from Japan and Korea in the fields of politics, government, business, academia, the nonprofit sector, and media attended the first forum in Seoul in 1993. Since then, the forum has taken place annually and is held alternately in Korea and Japan. This meeting, which gathered roughly 50 experts, was held in Seoul and focused on recent developments in each country and how the two countries could work together to address critical shared concerns.

August 24

Opening Remarks

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

Keynote Address

IN-TAEK HYUN, Minister, Ministry of Unification

Session I: Korea-Japan Cooperation to Promote Political and Economic Stability and Development in East Asia

HYUNG-JOON KIM, Professor, Myongji University
MUTSUMI NISHIDA, Deputy Chief Editor & Senior Staff Writer for Political Affairs, Nikkei

Dinner Hosted by SUK-HWAN PARK, 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

August 25

Session II: Advancing International and Regional Security through Korea-Japan Cooperation

SANG-WOO RHEE, President, New Asia Research Institute
DUK-MIN YUN, Professor, Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS)
SHUNJI HIRAIWA, Professor of School of International Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University
HITOSHI TANAKA, Senior Fellow at the Japan Center for International Exchange; Chairman, the Institute of the Institute for International Strategy (IIS)

Luncheon hosted by DU-HYEOGN CHA, Executive Vice-President,  Korea Foundation

Session III: The Great East Japan Earthquake—The Potential for Korea-Japan Cooperation and Symbiosis in Disaster Response and Reconstruction

Keynote speech: The Outlook for Reconstruction as Viewed by the Reconstruction Design Council in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake

MAKOTO IOKIBE, President, National Defense Academy; Chairman, Reconstruction Design Council in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake


FUMINHIKO YOSHIDA, Editorial Writer, Asahi Shimbun
YONG-HUN JUNG, Senior Researcher of the Korea Energy Economics Institute; Counselor to the Minister of Knowledge Economy
HOSUNG JUNG, Senior Researcher of the Samsung Economic Research Institute

Session IV: Measures to Strengthen Korea-Japan Exchange and Cooperation for the Regional Development of East Asia

CHEOL-HEE PARK, Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University
SUSUMU KOHARI, Professor, Faculty of International Relations, University of Shizuoka

Dinner hosted by RO-MYUNG GONG, Korean Chairman

August 26

Session V: Wrap-up Session – The Impact of Political Change in Japan on Its Foreign Relations

YOUNG-HIE KIM, Editor-Large, JoongAng Ilbo
YOSHIBUMI WAKAMIYA, Editor-in-Chief, Asahi Shimbun

Closing Remarks by the Co-Chairs

Korean Participants

Chairman: Ro-myung GongFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs; Chairman, Korea-Japan Forum

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

Choong Young AhnKOTRA/Foreign Investment Ombudsman

In Joon BaeExecutive Editor, Dong-A Ilbo

Du-hyeogn ChaExecutive Vice-President, The Korea Foundation

Je-kuk ChangExecutive Vice-President, Dongseo University

Seok-rai ChoChairman, Hyosung Group

Eunbong ChoiProfessor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Ewha Womans 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

Mong-joon ChungMember of the National Assembly (Grand National Party)

Chang-soo JinDirector, Japan Center, the Sejong Institute

Ho-sung JungResearch fellow, Samsung Economic Research Institute

Yong-hun JungCounselor to the Minister, Ministry of Knowledge Economy

Hosup KimProfessor, Department of Politics and International relations, Chung-Ang University

Hyung-joon KimProfessor, Myongji University

Jae-Chul KimChairman, Dongwon Group

Joon KimPresident, Kyungbang Limited

 Young Hie KimEditor-at-Large, JoongAng Ilbo

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

Nak-yon LeeMember of the National Assembly (Democratic Party)

Sook-Jong LeeProfessor, Department of Public Administration, Sungkyunkwan University; President, East Asia Institute

Won-deog LeeProfessor, School of International Area Studies, Kookmin University; Director, the Institute of Japanese Studies at Kookmin University

Kyun-pil NamMember of the National Assembly (Grand National Party)

Tai-kyu OhDirector of Magazine Bureau, Hankyoreh Media Company

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

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

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

Bong-kil ShinSecretary-General, Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat

Sung-joon YimEndowed Chair Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Dukmin YunProfessor, Institute of Foreign Policy and National Security

Nam-jin ZeonExecutive Vice-President, The Korea Foundation

Japanese Participants

Chairman: Yuzaburo MogiHonorary CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kikkoman Corporation

Tsutomu AwayaPresident & CEO, Mitsubishi Corporation (Korea)

Keiko ChinoColumnist, Sankei Shimbun

Shunji HiraiwaProfessor, School of International Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University

Kiyohiko ItoManaging Director, Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives)

Makoto IokibePresident, National Defense Academy; Chairman, The Reconstruction Design Council in the Great East Japan Earthquake

Susumu KohariProfessor, Faculty of International Relations, University of Shizuoka

Mutsumi NishidaDeputy Chief Editor & Senior Staff Writer for Political Affairs, Nikkei

Megumi NishikawaSenior Editorial Writer, Mainichi Newspapers

Masao OkonogiResearch Professor, Kyushu University; Professor Emeritus, Keio University

Hitoshi TanakaSenior Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange; Chairman, Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute; former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

Yoshibumi WakamiyaEditor-in-Chief, Asahi Shimbun

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

Kunihiko YamaokaVice Chairman of Editorial Board, Yomiuri Shimbun

Fumihiko YoshidaEditorial Writer, Asahi Shimbun