The 2nd Korea-Japan Science and Technology Workshop was held in Seoul, Korea

On October 14, 2023, the 2nd Korea-Japan Science and Technology Workshop was held in Seoul, Korea. The workshop is co-hosted by the Korean Association of World Politics of Information (KAWPI) and Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI), Security Studies  Unit (SSU) of the University of Tokyo, inviting experts from Japan and Korea to discuss economic security, science and technology policies of Japan and Korea under the economic confrontation between the US and China.

Date: 2023, Oct. 14th 10:00-18:00
Venue: Somerset Palace, Seoul
Tame: “Towards a Comprehensive Partnership Korea-Japan Economic Security and International Cooperation in the Age of Hyper-Uncertainty”

SESSION 1: Overview of Economic Security Strategies
  Seungjoo LEE: Director, KAWPI; Professor, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea
“The Evolution of South Korea’s Economic Security Strategy”
  Kazuto SUZUKI: Professor, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
“Economic Security as Geoeconomics Agenda”

SESSION 2: Supply Chain Security
  Wanghwi LEE: Professor, Ajou University, Suwon, South Korea
“Korea in the US-China Strategic Competition – A Economic Security Dilemma”
  Arata KUNO: Professor, Asia University, Tokyo, Japan
“Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience through Market Dynamics, Government Engagement, and International Cooperation: Perspectives from Japan”

SESSION 3: Economic Coercion
  Yongshin KIM: Assistant Professor, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea
“Economic Coercion and Its Countermeasures: The Korean Case”
  Ryo SAHASHI: Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
“Economic Coercion and the Possibility of Japan-Korea Cooperation”

SESSION 4: Technology Security and International Cooperation Strategy
  Seoin BAEK: Assistant Professor, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
“Twin transition, Geopolitics and AI chip cooperation”
  Shuhei YAMADA: Project Professor, J.F. Oberlin University, Tokyo, Japan
“Japan’s Semiconductor Strategy and Its Relationship with East Asia from the Perspective of U.S.-China High-Tech Friction”

Roundtable: Economic Security and South Korea-Japan Cooperation

*The workshop is organized by subsidies from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.