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.
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