Japan­-Korea Relations 20 Years After the Kim­ Obuchi Summit

Nearly twenty years ago, the leaders of Japan and South Korea raised hopes for “a new Japan­Korea partnership for the twenty­first century,” backed by an action plan to foster broader cooperation and closer people­to­people ties. Although progress has been made, disagreements over history have stymied the desired transformation in their relationship, even as North Korean nuclear threats grow.

This half­day conference—featuring scholars and former officials of that time from Japan, South Korea, and the United States—combines a look back with a look ahead, reflecting on what types of polices and initiatives have succeeded or failed since 1998 and why. We will look for strategies to facilitate future long­term progress in Japan­Korea relations.

This conference will be followed by a light reception.

Register to attend

March 08, 2018 Washington, DC 2:00 PM — 7:00 PM EST

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036­2103

Phone: 202 483 7600

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