TCS Hosted a Roundtable with ASEAN Embassies in Seoul - 2014.07.16

On 16 July, 2014, the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) hosted an ASEAN roundtable with representatives from ASEAN embassies and ASEAN-Korea Center in Seoul.

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Young Ambassador Program(YAP) 2014

Successful candidates for Young Ambassador Program 2014 has been announced

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TCS holds the Fifth Lecture of “Three Strands of Asia” - 2014.07.17

The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) held the fifth public lecture series “Three Strands of Asia” on July 17, 2014.

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SG IWATANI Shigeo Attended Boao Forum for Asia Conference – 2014.06.28-29

Secretary-General IWATANI Shigeo attended a conference held by Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) with the theme “Infrastructure Connectivity in Asia: The Financing Challenge “ on June 28-29, 2014 in Beijing, China.

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TCS signed the first MoU with China Foreign Affair University – 2014.06.26

On June 26, 2014, the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) signed an Memorandum of Understanding with China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) to enhance interaction and cooperation in promoting trilateral cooperation among China, Japan and ROK.

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TCS Hosted a Roundtable with ASEAN Embassies in Seoul - 2014.07.16
On 16 July, 2014, the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) hosted an ASEAN roundtable with representatives from ASEAN embassies and ASEAN-Korea Center in Seoul. TCS Secretary-General Shigeo Iwatani engaged in an open dialogue with the ASEAN representatives, introducing the TCS’ efforts so far in engaging ASEAN and discussing its future cooperation with ASEAN. Group photo

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES IN 2014 YAP
Dear YAP applicants,  Thank you very much for your interest and support for this year’s Young Ambassador Program. After comprehensive evaluation of the performance of all candidates in YAP interviews which were held from 10-16 July 2014, we would like to announce the final result of the selection of 2014 YAP candidates. Meanwhile, we feel regretful that we are not able to provide more opportunities for all promising candidates. The YAP recruitment team highly appreciate the time and effort you invested in the application and interview, and we look forward to your continued interest and support to our program.  The names of successful candidates of 2014 YAP are listed alphabetically hereunder.   Name Country University 1 Gao Jingyu China Communication University of China 2 Han Yun China Johns Hopkins University 3 Hiroyuki Tsuruta Japan University of Bath 4 Hong Yu-rah ROK Tsinghua University 5 Kaoru Chiba Japan Seoul Naitonal University 6 Kwon Ji-won ROK Hanyang University 7 Lasse Jygert Denmark Yonsei University 8 Lee Jaeik ROK Yonsei University 9 Lv Yao China Yonsei Univeristy 10 Manuel Jeffrey Ordaniel Sistoso Philippines   Japan National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies 11 Myeongsu Ryu ROK International Christian University 12 Park Kyo-yeon ROK Georgetown University 13 TAN Lii Inn Malaysia Korea University 14 Toshiki Matsukiyo Japan Keio University 15 Yumiko Shimogaki Japan SOAS University of London 16 Wu Cuiting China Peking University

TCS holds the Fifth Lecture of “Three Strands of Asia” - 2014.07.17
The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) held the fifth public lecture series “Three Strands of Asia” on July 17, 2014. The lecture was delivered by Ms. MURAMATSU Kanako, Chief Representative, Urasenke Seoul Branch about “Tea Cultures of China, Japan and Korea”. Sixty participants from different countries including regular and new attendees came from diverse fields including universities, and private organizations. The lecture by Ms. MURAMATSU traced the history of tea culture and featured how the tea culture among China, Japan and Korea developed their own paths and created varied ways of enjoying the tea throughout the history. The lecture lasted for two hours with lively discussion among the participants.The TCS will continue holding “Three Strands of Asia” every month with renowned 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.Speaker of the Fifth Lecture, Ms. Muramatsu KanakoGroup Photo

The 6th Trilateral Consultative Meeting on Consumer Policy was held in Tokyo –...
The 6th Consultative Meeting on Consumer Policy among China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) was held on 3~4 July, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. The delegation from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, the Consumer Affairs Agency of Japan and the Fair Trade Commission of the ROK attended the Meeting. The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) participated in this meeting as an observer. The three parties exchanged information on recent consumer policies, enforcement and consumer problems of elderly people. They also discussed cross-border consumer complaints. As a result, they reached an agreement to conduct a feasibility study on a functioning mechanism to handle cross-border consumer complaints among the three parties. Consequently, the three parties agreed to appoint appropriate persons in charge in each country for the purpose of continuing to discuss establishment of a comprehensive network for handling cross-border consumer complaints.  The 7th meeting will be held in the ROK in 2016. The 6th Trilateral Consultative Meeting on Consumer Policy Group Photo

TCS participated in the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduc...
The 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) was convened from June 22-26, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference was jointly hosted by the Royal Thai Government and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The conference, which focuses on the theme “Promoting Investment for Resilient Nations and Communities”, has drawn over 3,000 governmental and ministerial-level delegations, as well as representatives from intergovernmental and international organizations from 63 countries to discuss challenges and good practice of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and sustainable development in the region and the world at large.  The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) delegation, headed by director of political affairs Mr. Lee Dae-joong, participated in the AMCDRR and had bilateral meetings with UN agencies including UNISDR, as well as Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and UNOCHA and disaster management related ministries of China, Japan and ROK. AMCDRR sessions Meeting with Mr. Oliver Lacey-Hall, head of Regional Office of Asia-Pacific of UNOCHA Meeting with official of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

SG IWATANI Shigeo Attended Boao Forum for Asia Conference – 2014.06.28-29
Secretary-General IWATANI Shigeo attended a conference held by Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) with the theme “Infrastructure Connectivity in Asia: The Financing Challenge “ on June 28-29, 2014 in Beijing, China, and spoke as a panelist in the session entitled “Infrastructure Connectivity in Asia: Vision, Planning & Constraints.” In the session, SG IWATANI reiterated that there are geopolitical obstacles to enhance infrastructure connectivity in Northeast Asia though there is a great potential for such cooperation. In order to move forward from the current difficulties, he emphasized that it is important to facilitate coordination among the governments of China, Japan and the ROK as well as among regional institutions, and to draw a grand design for the region-wide connectivity and common development. During his stay in Beijing, SG IWATANI also participated in other events. He met with Ambassador ZHOU Wenzhong, Secretary-General of BFA Secretariat and had a discussion on possible cooperation between the two secretariats. SG IWATANI visited China Foreign Affairs University (CFAU) and gave a special lecture on trilateral cooperation as the 1st lecture of CFAU’s Trilateral Cooperation Lecture Series. Also, SG IWATANI had a meeting with President ZHAO Jinjun of CFAU to exchange ideas on deepening cooperation between TCS and CFAU. The two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). SG IWATANI paid a visit to ASEAN-China Center (ACC), and had discussions with Secretary-General Mr. MA Mingqiang on carrying out collaboration between TCS and ACC as well as TCS’ participation in the ASEAN Plus Three framework. Also, SG IWATANI visited Renmin University of China and had a meeting with former president Mr. JI Baocheng to propose TCS’ ideas on promoting 808 commonly used Chinese characters, which is the outcome of Northeast Asia Trilateral Forum, as well as the joint research project conducted by the scholars from China, Japan and ROK. SG IWATANI attending the BFA Conference SG IWATANI meeting with Ambassador ZHOU Wenzhong, Secretary-General of BFA Secretariat Lecture at CFAU SG IWATANI giving a lecture at CFAU SG IWATANI meeting with President ZHAO Jinjun SG IWATANI and ASEAN-China Center SG Mr. MA Mingqiang SG IWATANI and former president of Renmin University Mr. JI Baocheng

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