KITA Held ‘Korea-Japan Future
Cooperation Partnership Dialogue’
- Non-governmental event designed to promote
bilateral reconciliation and cooperation… some 150
business people from both countries participated -
The Korea International Trade Association (Chairman: Kim
Young-ju) held ‘Korea-Japan Future Cooperation Partnership Dialogue’ at the
Trade Tower in Samseong-dong on November 12th.
non-governmental event was designed to suggest future vision of the Korea-Japan
relations and to promote cooperation between the two countries. Some 150
entrepreneurs from both countries participated in the event along with Chairman
Kim Young-ju of the Korea International Trade Association and Chairman Tomoyuki
Moriyama of the Seoul Japan Club.
Kim Young-ju said in his opening speech, “I hope we can come up with wisdom
that can progress the two countries’ relationship and cooperation through
future-oriented discussion,” and also emphasized, “As Japan has named next imperial era to be ‘Reiwa’, which means peace
and harmony, I hope today’s event will serve as a stepping stone to develop the
relationship between Korea and Japan.”
the theme of ‘Korea-Japan Relations, Partners to Go Together,’ a pro-Korea Japanese Professor Yukiko Fukagawa of Waseda University
and Professor Lee Won-deok of Japanese Studies at Kookmin University delivered
Won-deok Lee said in his presentation, “We need to view Korea-Japan relations
in the context of the two countries, the Korean Peninsula, East Asia, and
global areas,” and also mentioned, “We need to expand the
issues of cooperation to culture, environmental information and science and
technology, and to diversify cooperation partners, including the civil society,
academia, businesses and local governments."
the discussion titled 'Suggestions and Dialogues for Economic Cooperation to
Lead Korea-Japan Relations', LG Economic Research Institute's advisor Lee
Ji-pyeong attended as a moderator, CEO Kim Cheon-ju of Canon Korea Business
Solutions, Chairman Tanaka Masashi of the Japan-Korea Exchange Festival
Committee and Rodney Johnson, and Co-founder
of the Korea Business Leaders Alliance participated as panels.
the opening of its first overseas branch in Tokyo in 1948, the Korea
International Trade Association has continuously held events for the exchange
of human resources and business cooperation such as the Tokyo Korea Product
Exhibitions and local job-linked education programs including Smart Cloud IT
Master, Korea-Japan Festivals, conferences for Korea-Japan business people and
Korea-Japan new industry trade meetings.