CFAU President Amb. Zhao Jinjun Paid a Courtesy visit to the TCS (April 16, 2014...

TCS Secretary-General Iwatani received a courtesy visit by Amb. Zhao Jinjun, President of China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) on April 16, 2014.

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TCS hosted 2014 International Forum for the Trilateral Cooperation (IFTC) in Shi...

The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) organized 2014 International Forum for the Trilateral Cooperation (IFTC), titled “The Unity in Diversity – Fostering East Asian Identity & Spirit of Community” in Seoul, ROK on April 15th.

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Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat holds the special lecture of “Three Strands...

The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) held the special public lecture of “Three Strands of Asia” on April 14, 2014. The lecture was delivered by Professor Kent Calder, the Director of Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

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TCS organized the Trilateral Journalist Exchange Program in China, Japan, and Ko...

The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) organized the Trilateral Journalist Exchange Program in China, Japan, and Korea from March 24th to April 1st, 2014.

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Deputy Secretary-General Mr. CHEN Feng visited Jeju Peace Institute (March 26, 2...

On March 26, 2014, Deputy Secretary-General of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) Mr. CHEN Feng paid a visit to the President of Jeju Peace Institute Mr. MOON Tae-young to discuss the progress about the 9th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity.

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TCS Statement on the Ferry Sinking in Korea
  The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat extends its deepest condolences over the sinking of the ferry "Sewol", and to the families of the victims, and to the Government and the people of the Republic of Korea.
CFAU President Amb. Zhao Jinjun Paid a Courtesy visit to the TCS (April 16, 201...
TCS Secretary-General Iwatani received a courtesy visit by Amb. Zhao Jinjun, President of China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) on April 16, 2014. During the meeting with SG Iwatani and other board members, Amb. Zhao congratulated TCS on successfully holding the 2014 International Forum of Trilateral Cooperation (IFTC) and spoke highly of its effort on strengthening trilateral cooperation. He looked forward to further engagement between CFUA and the TCS by conducting intellectual exchange to facilitate trilateral cooperation and expressed the wish to establish trilateral think tank network in the near future. Amb. Zhao attended IFTC on April 15 to deliver a keynote speech by sharing vision for peace and common prosperity in Northeast Asia. Amb. Zhao Jinjun (third from the left), President of CFAU, visited TCS on April 16, 2014
TCS hosted 2014 International Forum for the Trilateral Cooperation (IFTC) in Shi...
The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) organized 2014 International Forum for the Trilateral Cooperation (IFTC), titled “The Unity in Diversity – Fostering East Asian Identity & Spirit of Community” in Seoul, ROK on April 15th. The Forum gathered high-profile incumbent government officials, renowned scholars and diplomatic community, and attracted more than 250 participants from the three countries. Despite of the uncertainties in the frame of bilateral relations, the Forum gathered insightful and constructive proposals of the trilateral cooperation, and built up driving forces for future-oriented trilateral partnership. The Forum was attended by dignitaries from the three countries. Mr. Ju Chul-ki, Korean Senior Presidential Secretary for Foreign Affairs & National Security; Mr. Bang Sang-hoon, President of Chosun Ilbo; Mr. Zhao Jinjun, President of China Foreign Affairs University; Mr. Kim Sung-hwan, Former Korean Foreign Minister; Mr. Ogoura Kazuo, Former Japanese Ambassador to the ROK delivered opening and keynote speeches, and expressed their expectation for the trilateral cooperation. The Forum was composed by 3 sub-sessions of “In face of Uncertainty and Calling for New Thinking”, “Wisdom of Integration – When Northeast Asia Encounters the West”, “Towards the Perception of East Asian Citizen – Ways of Public Diplomacy”. It addressed a variety of hot-spot current affairs including political climate in Northeast Asia, models of regional cooperation, China-Japan-Korea trilateral FTA, public diplomacy, people to people exchange, and etc. Mr. Iwatani Shigeo, Secretary General of the TCS stated that the trilateral cooperation is crucial for the peace and prosperity of Northeast Asia. He added, “Recently, there may be ups and downs in the relationship among the three countries, but difficulties make it all the more important for the three countries to steadfastly promote the trilateral cooperation.”Since 2011, the IFTC is one of the most prominent projects of the TCS to raise the public awareness of the trilateral cooperation, as well as to provide in-depth policy references on future trends of the trilateral cooperation to the three governments. The Forum was co-hosted by the prominent media of the three countries - Chosun Ilbo, Asahi Shimbun and People’s Daily. Group photo for keynote speakers TCS Secretary General Mr. Iwatani Shigeo delivered welcoming remarks Congratulation remark by Mr. Bang Sang-hoon, President of Chosun Ilbo Congratulation remark by Mr. Ju Chul-ki, Korean Senior Presidential Secretary for Foreign Affairs & National SecurityKeynote speech by Mr. Zhao Jinjun, President of China Foreign Affairs UniversityKeynote speech by Mr. Kim Sung-hwan, Former Korean Foreign MinisterKeynote speech by Mr. Ogoura Kazuo, Former Japanese Ambassador to the ROK Session of “In face of Uncertainty and Calling for New Thinking” Session of “Wisdom of Integration – When Northeast Asia Encounters the West” Session of “Towards the Perception of East Asian Citizen – Ways of Public Diplomacy”
Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat holds the special lecture of “Three Strand...
The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) held the special public lecture of “Three Strands of Asia” on April 14, 2014. The lecture was delivered by Professor Kent Calder, the Director of Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He visited Korea as a speaker of the 2014 International Forum for the Trilateral Cooperation (April 15th), one of the prominent projects of the TCS. The event gathered sixty participants from diverse fields including universities, government agencies, private companies and media. The lecture by Professor Kent Calder, the renowned expert in Northeast Asian regionalism, featured his recent book, “The Making of Northeast Asia”. The two hour lecture addressed Professor Calder’s vision for the Northeast Asia regional cooperation, followed by a lively discussion among the audience.  The TCS will continue holding “Three Strands of Asia” every month with well-known professionals from different fields including tradition, social life and popular culture. Those who are interested in this lecture series can check the notice of the upcoming lectures, and videos of the previous lecture from TCS official web(http://en.tcs-asia.org/dnb/user/userpage.php?lpage=5_4_lecture).
TCS organized the Trilateral Journalist Exchange Program in China, Japan, and Ko...
The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) organized the Trilateral Journalist Exchange Program in China, Japan, and Korea from March 24th to April 1st, 2014. During the program, the journalist delegation visited governmental agencies and major institutions throughout three countries representing trilateral cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, environment, culture, and education holding joint-interviews on progress of trilateral cooperation. Also, the journalist delegation hold three special dialogues exchanging opinions on the role of media as well as the role of TCS to enhance trilateral cooperation.   Amb. IWATANI Shigeo, the TCS Secretary General, led the journalist delegation. Mr. Zou Haoyu, deputy director of the China Radio International, Ms. Yao Li, managing director of the Global Times, Mr. Liang Hui, reporter of the Reference news, Ms. Zhao Shengnan, reporter from China Daily, Mr. Mizusima Makoto, vice director of the Jiji News, Mr. Sato Fumitaka, vice director of the NHK, Mr. Kanasugi Takao, reporter of the Chunichi Newspaper, Mr. Takamoto Kota, reporter of the Mainichi Newspaper, Ms. Inoue Chihiro, reporter of the Kyodo News, Mr. Kim Jinho, deputy managing editor of the Kyounghyang Daily News, Mr. Ha Jongdae, deputy managing editor of the Dong-a ilbo, Mr. Shim Seogtae, department chief of the SBS, Ms. Jeong Aran, reporter of the Yonhap News Agency, Ms. Kang Jeong Suk, reporter from The Aju Business participated the program.  Based on several field trips and interview with professionals, there was a general consensus that promoting people to people exchanges, especially youth exchanges, could be substantial measure to consolidate relationship between three countries. They not only discussed how to promote the existing activities, but also discussed how to get attention from those who doesn’t have any interest on neighboring countries.  Through the site visit to environment or meteorology related organizations, journalist delegation expressed deep concern on the transboundary environmental issues including Asian dust and the long-range air pollutant and agreed the importance of trilateral cooperation on this area.  At the dialogues, journalist delegation expressed intimate sense of fellowship with each other as a journalist and agreed on the importance of media’s role on the trilateral cooperation. Also, they emphasized compliance of journalist ethics and efforts to listen opponent’s opinion as a key point. Further, journalist delegation discussed on the possibility of the cooperation among C-J-K media for making TV channel or program to promote the trilateral cooperation and expected TCS’s active role as a catalyst or platform for the momentous issues which three governments have difficulty to engage.  This is the first occasion for the TCS to organize the trilateral journalist exchange program. As an international organization mandated to promote cooperative relations among China, Japan, and Korea the TCS will continue its efforts to facilitate mutual understanding between three countries and contribute to constructive media environment upon the co-prosperity of the three countries.   TCS Secretary-General IWATANI Shigeo delivered remarks during the journalist dialogue Group photo after the journalist dialogue Visit to Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs  Dialogue with Chinese scholars Visit to Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Interview with Mayor of Yokohama City (2014 East Asian Cultural City) Visit to Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs Visit to Korean Meteorological Administration 
Deputy Secretary-General Mr. CHEN Feng visited Jeju Peace Institute (March 26, 2...
On March 26, 2014, Deputy Secretary-General of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) Mr. CHEN Feng paid a visit to the President of Jeju Peace Institute Mr. MOON Tae-young to discuss the progress about the 9th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity (Jeju Peace Forum) for a regional multilateral dialogue process to promote peace and common prosperity in East Asia to be held from 28 to 30 May, 2014. President MOON warmly welcomed the TCS delegation’s visit and shared detailed information about the forum this year by describing that there are approximately 60 sessions, and a number of high level dignitaries from all of the world will attend the forum. DSG CHEN expressed his gratitude to Jeju Peace Institute for inviting the TCS to organize sessions in the forum and promised to try its best to prepare for them. DSG Mr. CHEN also expressed his eagerness to strengthen relationship between the two organizations and work together such as co-organizing forums, meetings, and establishing think tank networking among the three countries. In response, president MOON stated his hope to promote further cooperation with the TCS toward the future vision of peace and prosperity in the region.