Korea-Japan Relations: Potential and Progress

March 3, 2016
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OFFSITE EVENT: This event will be held at The Korea Society, 950 Third Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

Frayed relations between Korea and Japan appear to be on the mend with the late December announcement aimed at drawing the comfort women issue to a close. In conveying his apology to President Park, Prime Minister Abe voiced hope for a new era in relations with South Korea. The US hailed the step forward by its key allies in Northeast Asia. Meanwhile, China’s step-up of military activity in the South China and East China Sea and North Korea’s January nuclear test heightened shared concerns and underscored the need for bilateral cooperation. Korea Society Chairman Thomas Hubbard discusses recent progress in Korea-Japan relations with Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Dr. Sheila Smith in this timely and forward-looking session, co-organized by the Korea Society.

Ambassador Thomas Hubbard
, Chairman, The Korea Society; Senior Director, Asia Practice, McLarty Associates

Dr. Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations and author of Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China

12-12:30 pm    Registration (Light lunch will be served)
12:30-1:30       Discussion and Q&A

To register:
Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $10
Non-members: $20 (Please register at the Korea Society website.)
Japan Society Individual Members: $10 (Please register at the Korea Society website.)

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

For further information or assistance, please contact Business & Policy at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

Co-organized by the Korea Society.

  • Thursday, March 3, 2016
  • 12:00 pm