Sunday, February 28, 2016

Korea-Japan Public Diplomacy Symposium Held in Fukuoka, Japan

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The Sejong Institute and the Korea Foundation co-organized the Korea-Japan Public Diplomacy Symposium on the theme of the post-summit prospects and tasks for Korea-Japan relations in Fukuoka, Japan on February 19, 2016. Okonogi Masao, Professor Emeritus of Keio University, and Kwon Tae-hwan, Visiting Scholar of the Sejong Institute, spoke on the “Prospects for Korea-Japan Relations: Neighbor Relations to Share Strategic Interests” and “Korea-Japan Security Cooperation with Regard to North Korean Nuclear Test and Long-Range Rocket Launch,” respectively, at the symposium moderated by Nagamori Yoshitaka, Chairman of the RKB Mainichi Broadcasting Corporation. Relevant experts representing Korea and Japan attended the symposium including R.O.K. Consul-General in Fukuoka Park Jin-woong, Professor Kikuchi Yujiro of Kyushu University, Professor Jung Jae-jung of the University of Seoul, Editorial Writer Hakoda Tetsuya of Asahi Shimbun, Researcher Shin Ho of Kyushu University, President Kikkawa Gen of the Hiroshima Peace Institute, and Researcher Lee Myon Woo of Sejong Institute.

Following the first gathering in Fukuoka, the symposium is scheduled to be held this year in major cities across Japan including Osaka, Sapporo, and Nagoya.

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