The 16th Korea-Japan Millennium Forum was held from Tuesday, October 31 to Wednesday, November 1 at Korea University in Seoul.
Representing Keio University were President Akira Haseyama and Vice-President Jiro Kokuryo, and Faculty of Law Professor Takehiro Oya and Graduate School of Media Design Professor Keio Okawa gave presentations in the Researchers Sessions.
Under the theme “Fostering Entrepreneurship in a Knowledge-Based Society: Educational Reforms for the Development of New Economic Drivers in Japan and Korea,” a Presidents Session was held in the morning of November 1, followed by a Students Session and two Researchers Sessions in the afternoon. For the Students Session, four students (one from each university) gave a presentation, and in the Researchers Session, lively discussions were held on the themes “What is a Knowledge-Based Society and how might Japan and Korea's Social Institutions Respond to this New Reality?” and “How might Differing Educational Delivery Models and Systems Foster Creativity and 'Outside-the-Box' Thinking?”
First established in 2002, the forum brings together presidents and representatives of four universities in Korea and Japan—namely Keio University, Waseda University, Korea University, and Yonsei University—to further develop and strengthen collaborative ties. The annual forum is hosted by each of the four universities in turn.
At the Presidents Session
From left: Korea University President Jaeho Yeom, Keio University President Akira Haseyama, Waseda University President Kaoru Kamata, Yonsei University President Yong-Hak Kim
President Haseyama commenting on the presentations
Commemorative photo with the Presidents and students