5th Trilateral Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics was held in Yok...

The 5th Trilateral Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics was held in Yokohama, Japan on August 25, 2014.

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TCS successfully organized the 2014 Young Ambassador Program - 2014.08.04-14

The TCS successfully organized the 2nd Young Ambassador Program (YAP) from August 4th to 14th in Seoul, ROK.

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DSG LEE Jong-heon delivered Congratulatory remark at Trilateral Youth Diplomatic...

On August 13, Deputy Secretary-General LEE Jong-heon attended the opening ceremony of ‘Trilateral Youth Diplomatic Camp’ at Korea National Diplomatic Academy.

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SG IWATANI Shigeo delivered Keynote Speech at Yonsei North East Asian Network (Y...

On August 12, Secretary-General IWATANI Shigeo attended the opening ceremony of Yonsei Northeast Asian Network (YNEAN) 2014 Forum at Song-do Campus of Yonsei University.

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TCS Hosted a Roundtable with ASEAN Embassies in Seoul - 2014.07.16

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5th Trilateral Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics was held in Yok...
The 5th Trilateral Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics was held in Yokohama, Japan on August 25, 2014 with the participation of H.E. Mr. OHTA Akihiro, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan; H.E. Mr. ZHOU Haitao, Vice Minister concurrently Chief Engineer, Ministry of Transport of China; and H.E. Mr. LEE Juyong, Minister of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea. The TCS also attended the Conference as an observer for the second time.  At the Conference, the Ministers reviewed the progress of 12 Action Plans with satisfaction and endorsed future cooperative measures for its implementations, including expanding the pilot project for mutual access of trailer chassis, extending the use of standardized pallets and other logistics equipment, and expanding ports coverage of Northeast Asia Logistics Information Service Network (NEAL-NET) and its activities to other regions such as ASEAN. Moreover, they agreed to cooperate on new agenda such as Northern Sea Route, reduction of toxic substance emission and safety management of maritime transport.  After the Conference, the Ministers held a joint press conference and signed the Joint Statement of the 5th Conference named as Yokohama Declaration for Cooperation on Transport and Logistics, reaffirming their commitment to the 3 goals of trilateral logistics cooperation, i.e., creating a seamless logistics system, developing environment-friendly logistics, and achieving a balance between logistics security and efficiency for further development of logistics in Northeast Asia. The 6th Trilateral Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics will be held in China, 2016.  Attachment:  Joint Statement of the 5th Trilateral Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics (2014.08.25)2014 Progress and Future Plan Sheets of the Action Plans (2014.08.25)(From left to right) Mr. LEE Juyong, Minister of Oceans and Fisheries of ROK; Mr. OHTA Akihiro, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan; and Mr. ZHOU Haitao, Vice Minister concurrently Chief Engineer, Ministry of Transport of China Group Photo of the 5th Conference The 5th Conference in progress Mr. CHEN Feng, Deputy Secretary-General of TCS

TCS successfully organized the 2014 Young Ambassador Program - 2014.08.04-14
The TCS successfully organized the 2nd Young Ambassador Program (YAP) from August 4th to 14th in Seoul, ROK. The YAP is a two-week long program that offers a range of opportunities for highly motivated young people of East Asia to facilitate their understanding of trilateral cooperation among China, Japan and Korea, and helps fostering the future young leaders’ sense of “community and friendship”.  This year, the YAP has attracted substantial applicants from China, Japan, Korea, and other East Asian countries, among whom 16 highly qualified college students were chosen to join the program.  During the first week of the program, the TCS offered lectures on Northeast Asian issues and department briefings to help deepening the understanding of trilateral cooperation, foreign policy making and TCS function and operation. The YAP delegation also paid visits to government agencies (Korean Foreign Ministry, Gwangju City Government), international organizations (EU, Korean-ASEAN Center, Global Green Growth Institute), think-tank (ASAN Institute), media (Joongang Newspaper & JTBC) and private sector (Kia Motors Factory). The TCS also held a Youth Policy Dialogue & Debate on Trilateral Cooperation on August 12, 2014 in Seoul Citizen Hall. As the highlight of the YAP, the policy dialogue & debate touched upon the pressing issues in Northeast Asia, motivated the youths to come up with constructive ideas and insight for trilateral cooperation and find common ground in each country’s position. By contributing in the teamwork preparation for the policy dialogue & debate, the youths increased mutual understanding and developed the real sense of cooperation. The TCS will continue to hold the YAP in the future in order to promote the trilateral cooperation and enhance the friendship among trilateral youths. Group photo at TCS orientation Visit to Asan Institute  Visit to Korean Foreign Ministry Visit to Global Green Growth Institute Visit to JTBC Lecture by Prof. Emanuel Pastreich on regional cooperation in East AsiaLecture by Dr. Leif-Eric Easley on security issue in Northeast Asia Policy debate on building future security architecture in East Asia Group photo at Boseong Green Tea Plantation

DSG LEE Jong-heon delivered Congratulatory remark at Trilateral Youth Diplomati...
On August 13, Deputy Secretary-General LEE Jong-heon attended the opening ceremony of ‘Trilateral Youth Diplomatic Camp’ at Korea National Diplomatic Academy. ‘Trilateral Youth Diplomatic Camp’ is hosted by ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs Northeast Asia Cooperation Team and organized by Hope to the Future Association. This year, 80 students from CJK three countries participated the camp from August 13-15 in order to construct the youth network and enhance understanding among CJK youth. Deputy Secretary-General LEE delivered congratulatory remark during the opening ceremony, asking students not to compromise with the existing stereo type views on each other but to consider their bright future based on concrete trilateral cooperation.  On the following special lecture, Amb. CHO Chang Beom (Vice President of the World Federation UN Associations) recommended multilateral cooperative mechanisms as an important countermeasure for overcoming the Asia Paradox and emphasized TCS as an commendable example. DSG Lee Jong-heon delivering congratulatory remarkGroup Photo

SG IWATANI Shigeo delivered Keynote Speech at Yonsei North East Asian Network (Y...
On August 12, Secretary-General IWATANI Shigeo attended the opening ceremony of Yonsei Northeast Asian Network (YNEAN) 2014 Forum at Song-do Campus of Yonsei University. YNEAN is an annual academic forum hosted by Yonsei University gathering university students in Northeast Asia. This year’s forum is held from August 11 to 15 under the theme of ‘Asian Paradox: Competition or Cooperation’. Secretary-General IWATANI delivered keynote speech during the opening ceremony, emphasizing the steady and remarkable progress of trilateral cooperation in recent 20 years. Secretary-General IWATANI delivering keynote speech Group Photo

TCS Attended Trilateral Youth Exchanges of Busan Sister Cities Youth Camp and 20...
The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) attended two trilateral youth exchanges in Busan and Tongyoung, ROK from August 4 to 6. TCS representatives participated in “Busan Sister Cities Youth Camp” on August 4 and delivered a lecture on trilateral cooperation. This 6-day event from August 3 to 8 aimed to foster the understanding and cooperation among local cities of the three countries by sharing thoughts and experiences of the youths. The event gathered students from Busan as well as its sister cities in China (Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin and Xi’an) and Japan (Nagasaki, Shimonoseki, Osaka and Fukuoka). During August 5 and 6, TCS representatives visited Tongyoung where “2014 Northeast Asia Youth Forum (NAYF)” was held. This year’s forum from August 1 to 8 featured on maritime issues including ocean economy and marine environment protection. The representatives introduced TCS through the lecture and participated as a judge for the student presentation competition. At the closing ceremony of the NAYF, TCS awarded prize of excellence to three outstanding students from China, Japan and Korea. NAYF Student PresentationAwarding Ceremony Group Photo

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Young Ambassador Program 2014 Youth Policy Dialogue & Debate on Trilateral Coope...
The TCS is holding a Trilateral Youth Policy Dialogue & Debate on hot issues of the China-Japan- Korea relation on August 12, 2014 in Seoul Citizen Hall. The dialogue & debate is one of the highlights of TCS’ Young Ambassador Program (YAP), which aims to promote youth exchange among China, Japan and Korea to deepen their understanding on trilateral cooperation. Looking to the future of China-Japan- Korea relations, the dialogue & debate presents new thinking of Northeast Asian youth elites and future leaders.  The highlights of the dialogue/debate are 1) It creates a completely new form that the team is NOT divided by nationality. Instead, each team is composed by nationals from China, Japan and Korea. It helps the youths to find common ground in each country’s position, and develop the real sense of trilateral cooperation. 2) The topic will touch upon pressing issues in Northeast Asia. By contributing inputs to the dialogue & debate, the youth elites are to come up with constructive ideas and insights for trilateral cooperation and the future of Northeast Asia. Dialogue & debate topic: 1. Role of History Textbooks in Shaping the Perceptions of History 2. Building of the future security architecture in East Asia – Multilateralism VS Bilateralism Time: 09:20 – 12:20, 12 August, 2014 Venue: Seoul Citizen Hall (Room Circle) Language: English Availability: Open to general public RSVP with your name and affiliation required  TCS Contact: Soo Young YANG (syang21@tcs-asia.org)  * The registration is free and on the first-come, first-serve basis. Those who wish to participate are highly recommended to send an email to the TCS to reserve a seat. About TCS’ Young Ambassador Program (YAP) The Young Ambassador Program (YAP) is a summer program organized by the TCS to offer a range of opportunities for highly motivated young people of CJK to facilitate their understanding of trilateral cooperation, and helps fostering the CJK future young leaders’ sense of “community and friendship”. Building on the successful experience in organizing 1st YAP in August last year, the TCS organizes the 2nd YAP from 4-14 August, 2014, attracting wide attention from the youth in East Asian countries.

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