- 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 for 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
- TCS started the new lecture series of ‘TCS LOUPE’ – 2014.10.16
- The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) started the new open lecture series of ‘TCS LOUPE’ on October 16, 2014. The lecture was delivered by Professor KANG Myungkoo, the Director of Seoul National University Asia Center on ‘Making of CJK Cultural Contents’. The lecture by Professor KANG, the renowned expert in Northeast Asian popular culture, featured the situation of the three countries’ culture industries and how they are interconnected to one another through vibrant exchanges. The lecture lasted for two hours with a lively Q & A with the audiences. TCS LOUPE stands for ‘Lecture on Uncovering Panoramic East Asia’. The first series covers ‘Pop Culture of China, Japan and Korea’ for the first four months from October to December 2014. The second lecture on November 13 will be offered by Ms. YANG Soo Young, the Socio-Cultural Officer of TCS on ‘Reflection of CJK Societies on Dramas: Focus on Boys over Flowers’. Speaker of the first lecture, Professor KANG Myungkoo Audience attentively listening to the first lecture
- TCS delegation visited the Mayor of Incheon – 2014.10.14
- The 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. Secretary-General IWATANI and Mayor YOO exchanged their views on boosting trilateral cooperation. They agreed on importance of close consultations and cooperation between TCS and Incheon City to foster development and peace and prosperity in Northeast Asia. They also promised to promote collaborative relations for trilateral cooperation, particularly on the occasion of trilateral events.
- TCS participated in the 10th Trilateral Culture Exchange Forum – 2014.10.08
- The Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) attended the 10th Trilateral Culture Exchange Forum held in Busan on October 8, 2014. It is an annual event organized by Korea-Japan Cultural Exchange Council, Korea-China Friendship Association (ROK), Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (China), Japan Foundation and Foundation for Cultural Heritage and Art Research (Japan). The forum gathers intellectuals and artists of the three countries to discuss the present situation and future prospect of the trilateral culture exchange. This year’s forum was held under the theme of ‘The Situation of the Film Making in Korea, China, Japan and Mutual Cooperation’. Delegations reported their past activities of cultural exchange and listened to the presentations by the trilateral movie experts on the situation and prospect of joint film production. After the forum, a side event took place with the traditional “Crane Dance”, local elementary school choir singing the forum’s theme song of “We are the Future” in CJK languages, and the trilateral short film screening. The next forum will be held in China in 2015. Official Meeting of the 10th Trilateral Culture Exchange Forum Official Meeting Group Photo Side Event Group Photo
EVENT NOTICE:TCS Open House 2014 - 2014.10.25
- Thank you for your invaluable interest and support for the TCS. We take great pleasure in inviting you to the TCS Open House 2014.
- TCS participated in the “Global Festa Japan 2014” - 2014.10.04-05
- The TCS participated in the Global Festa Japan 2014 held in Hibiya Park, Tokyo on October 4-5, with a booth to promote the TCS’ activities to the general public in Japan. “Global Festa Japan 2014” is Japan’s largest International Cooperative Event, targeting citizens of all ages and introducing “International Cooperation” through events which are fun and easy to understand. More than 300 groups concerned with international cooperation participated in the event this year under the theme of ‘Smile Earth! Seeding “smile” for the future of the earth’. This year was the first time for the TCS to participate in this event and generated significant interest from visitors. The TCS’ booth attracted numerous Japanese young generation ranging from junior high school to university students as well as international students who were keen to find out more about TCS’ activities. The TCS also organized activity report session with the aim to introduce the TCS and its activities. The entrance of Global Festa Japan 2014 TCS booth TCS activity report session