Next Steps in Korea-Japan Relations

September 8, 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.

To register, please contact the Business & Policy Program at 212-715-1208.

Pacific Forum CSIS executive director Brad Glosserman and Council on Foreign Relations fellow and director Scott Snyder, authors of The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash, address progress and potential in Korea-Japan relations in a session co-presented with the Japan Society. North Korea has conducted a fourth nuclear test, a long range missile test and multiple intermediate and short range missile launches this year. As a result, South Korea and Japan have accelerated their cooperation bilaterally, and trilaterally with the United States. The logjam of blocked Korea-Japan relations given territorial and historical memory disputes appears to have given way to the necessity for and practicality of security cooperation. However, this process has been slower and more fitful than many expected. Despite their proximity, their deeply intertwined histories and the convergence of many interests, there are considerable misperceptions in each country about the other. Glosserman and Snyder root many of these problems in the competing sense of national identity in each country. Glosserman and Snyder opine on constraints and opportunities, as well as shared concerns over North Korea’s provocations and China’s growing reach.

Brad Glosserman
, Executive Director, Pacific Forum Center for Strategic and International Studies
Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

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 $15. To register, please contact the Business & Policy Program at 212-715-1208.
Non-members: $20 (Please register at the Korea Society website.)
Japan Society Individual Members: $15 (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.

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

Co-organized by the Korea Society.

  • Thursday, September 8, 2016
  • 12:00 pm