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A Japan-Korea Cooperation Symposium

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center

A Japan-Korea Cooperation Symposium to promote regional cooperation and foster a stronger collaborative relationship between the two countries was held on January 17th. The symposium began with opening remarks by the Director-Generals of the National and Regional Policy Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and the Policy Planning department of the Korean Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM). Experts speakers gave keynote addresses on “Regional Planning and Cooperation” and “Strategies and Challenges on Bi-literal Cooperation for Regional Development”.  A panel discussion followed during which four specific cases from the two countries were presented, followed by active discussion focused on the future direction of Japan-Korea cooperation. Overall, the symposium provided a good opportunity for shared recognition of the need for regional cooperation and to further foster a stronger relationship, which ultimately may be helpful to furthering future Japan-Korea regional promotion.