2nd Monthly Lecture of TCS LOUPE - 2014.11.13

The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) holds its monthly lecture series, TCS LOUPE starting from October, 2014. The 2nd lecture will be on "Reflection of CJK Societies on Dramas: Focus on Boys over Flowers" on November 13.

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TCS Convened the Open House 2014 – 2014.10.25

The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) invited the public to its annual Open House on October 25th, 2014 at which people can enhance their understanding about the organization as well as the cultures of the three countries.

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Governor of Chungcheongnamdo Mr. AHN Hee-jung Visited the TCS Office – 2014.10...

Governor of Chungcheongnamdo Mr. AHN Hee-jung visited the TCS office and exchanged views on trilateral cooperation and exchange between local governments with TCS Secretary-General IWATANI Shigeo on October 24, 2014.

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TCS-CFAU co-organized the Trilateral Academic Workshop - 2014.10.19

The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) and the China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) co-organized the Trilateral Academic Workshop on “Challenges of Northeast Asia, Prospect of Trilateral Cooperation, and the Role of Think-tanks” in Seoul, ROK, on October 19, 2014.

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TCS delegation visited the Mayor of Incheon – 2014.10.14

he delegation of the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) headed by Secretary-General IWATANI Shigeo paid a courtesy visit to Mr. YOO Jeong-bok, Mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City on October 14, 2014.

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Vice Director of Graduate School of East Asian Studies of Freie University Berli...
Professor Lee Eun-jeung, Vice Director of Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) of Freie University Berlin, visited TCS office on October 31, 2014 and exchanged views on the trilateral cooperation with Deputy Secretary-General Lee Jong-heon. DSG Lee briefed on the function of the TCS and the progress of trilateral cooperation achieved over the past years, by highlighting the importance of Track II dialogue to facilitate mutual understanding and provide strategic insights for the trilateral cooperation.  Professor Lee spoke highly of TCS’ role in advancing trilateral cooperation. Sharing the European’s experience on regional integration, Prof. Lee pointed out that it is important to promote people-to-people exchange, particularly among the youth of the three countries.  The two sides agreed to explore future cooperation on issues of common interest, such as wartime history issues, confidence building measures in Northeast Asia, etc. Prof. Lee Eun-jeung (middle), Vice Director of GEAS of Freie University Berlin, visited TCS office

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2nd Monthly Lecture of TCS LOUPE - 2014.11.13
The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) holds its monthly lecture series, TCS LOUPE starting from October, 2014. LOUPE stands for ‘Lecture on Uncovering Panoramic East Asia’. The lecture series bring together experts of China, Japan and Korea to explain compelling aspects of the three countries from a comparative perspective.  LECTURE TWO “Reflection of CJK Societies on Dramas: Focus on Boys over Flowers” • Speaker: Ms. YANG Soo Young, TCS Socio-Cultural Officer• Date and Time: Thursday, November 13. 7PM • Venue: Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat Conference Room • Language: Korean  • Availability: Open to general public (free open lecture) *RSVP with your name and affiliation required  • TCS Contact: Soo Young YANG (syang21@tcs-asia.org)  * Those who wish to participate are highly recommended to send an email with your name and affiliation to reserve a spot.  • Location: Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat, S-Tower 20th F

TCS Convened the Open House 2014 – 2014.10.25
The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) invited the public to its annual Open House on October 25th, 2014 at which people can enhance their understanding about the organization as well as the cultures of the three countries.  The highlights of the event includes the trilateral dance performance, demonstration of traditional and popular dances of Japan, China and Korea; international organization career briefing, where student can learn about specific expertise necessary to work in organizations like TCS; office tour and the networking among TCS partners.  120 participants enjoyed the event with lively dances of the three countries and learned more about the trilateral cooperation and the TCS by the info graphics around the office.Participants enjoying office tour Attentive readers of the TCS publications International Organization Career Briefing SG IWATANI delivering opening remarks before the dance performance Japanese traditional dance, Sakura Chinese traditional dance, Here Comes the Peacocks Korean traditional dance, Great Peace Dance Popular dances of the three countries

Governor of Chungcheongnamdo Mr. AHN Hee-jung Visited the TCS Office – 2014.10...
Governor of Chungcheongnamdo Mr. AHN Hee-jung visited the TCS office and exchanged views on trilateral cooperation and exchange between local governments with TCS Secretary-General IWATANI Shigeo on October 24, 2014. Secretary-General IWATANI emphasized the importance of people to people exchanges and local government exchanges as an irreversible marker for trilateral cooperation and introduced major cooperation issues which TCS has been focused. Sharing his vision on trilateral cooperation and various experiences with other local governments, Governor AHN concurred with Secretary-General IWATANI and asked TCS for active role on local government exchanges. They agreed to develop cooperation between the province and TCS to enhance peace and common prosperity in this region.

TCS Participated in the First Round Dialogue of China-Japan-Korea Cyber Policy C...
The First Round Dialogue of China-Japan-Korea Cyber Policy Consultation Mechanism was held on October 21, 2014 in Beijing, China. The Coordinator for Cyber Affairs of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, the Ambassador in Charge of Cyber Policy of the Japanese Foreign Ministry and the Ambassador for International Security Affairs of the ROK Foreign Ministry led delegations to the meeting. The TCS participated in the meeting as an observer. The three parties exchanged views on their respective cyber policies and domestic mechanisms and explored possible ways of enhancing trilateral cooperation on cyber affairs. The meeting also touched upon issues such as combating cyber crimes and cyber terrorism and Internet emergency response, confidence-building measures as well as relevant international and regional processes.  Upon initial agreement of the three parties, the second round of dialogue will be held in the ROK in 2015. Group photo

TCS-CFAU co-organized the Trilateral Academic Workshop - 2014.10.19
The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) and the China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) co-organized the Trilateral Academic Workshop on “Challenges of Northeast Asia, Prospect of Trilateral Cooperation, and the Role of Think-tanks” in Seoul, ROK, on October 19, 2014. The Workshop was convened as a half-day, closed door dialogue inviting dignitaries and eminent scholars from Japan, China and the ROK to share their viewpoints on the current challenges and the direction for future cooperation in this region. Madame FU Ying, former Vice Foreign Minister and the present Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of 12th National People’s Congress of China attended as a keynote speaker and gave a speech in which she shared her wisdom to find a way to promote further development of trilateral cooperation. During the presentation and discussion session, the scholars touched upon the current regional challenges and ways to reshape the regional architecture. They also supported the Network of Trilateral Think-Tanks as a common agenda for trilateral cooperation and proposed various roles that this Network should take up in the future. In this respect, the Workshop served as a meaningful opportunity to gather representatives of the renowned think-tanks from the three countries, namely, the Japan Forum on International Relations (JFIR), China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU), and Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA), to reaffirm their interests and commitment towards this initiative. The Workshop Group Photo

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