Asan Plenum

Session: Plenary Session 5 / Regency Room
Date/Time: April 23, 2013 / 17:00-18:15

Douglas Paal, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Andrew Browne, The Wall Street Journal
Lee Hawon, TV Chosun
Simon Long, The Economist
David Sanger, The New York Times

Panel Description
The current state of South Korea-Japan relations seems to be at an all-time low, fraught with mutual mistrust and animosity over lingering historical issues. Under this backdrop, “Responsibility to History (R2H)” aims for a vibrant discussion examining the current state of South Korea-Japan relations and of the region surrounding the two countries. Furthermore, the session intends to shed insight on the ways in which the two countries could move beyond the disputes over history and work towards building a brighter future, not only for the two countries, but for the region as a whole.