Dr. Park is a professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) and a director of the Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS) at Seoul National University. Before joining Seoul National University, he taught at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Japan and the Institute for Foreign Affairs and National Security under the Korean Foreign Ministry. He also served as a visiting professor at Columbia University, Keio University, and Kobe University. He is currently serving as a policy adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and received the First Nakasone Yasuhiro Award in 2005 for his practical contribution to Korea-Japan relations. He authored two books independently: Daigishi no Tsukurare Kata (How Japan’s Dietman Is Made) (Bungeishunjyu, 2000); and Jamindang Jongkwon gwa Jonhu Cheje eui Byunyong (LDP Politics and the Transformation of Postwar System in Japan) (SNU Press, 2011). He has published extensively and is a regular columnist at Munhwa Ilbo and Tokyo Shimbun. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University.
Professor, Seoul National UniversitySession 4 - "Never Been Worse? Korea-Japan Relations"