TOKYO COLLOQUIUM 2019

“Building Stable Peace on the Korean Peninsula:
Turning the Armistice into a Permanent Peace Agreement”

The Third Tokyo Colloquium organized by the Toda Peace Institute and the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand will focus on “Building Stable Peace on the Korean Peninsula: Turning the Armistice into a Permanent Peace Agreement.”

Date & Time: 13:00-17:30 February 8 (Fri), 2019
Venue: Hotel New Otani, Banquet Hall Hō (Main Building Banquet Floor)
Address: 4-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8578, Japan
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A peace declaration is right at the heart of building stable peace on the Korean peninsula. The Tokyo Colloquium 2019 will focus particular attention on the pre-requisites and prospects for negotiating an end to the Korean armistice and developing a permanent peace agreement on the Korean Peninsula. The Colloquium will assess progress on the normalisation of relationships between North and South Koreas (with the assistance of China, Europe, the US and Japan) and identify the different ways in which nuclear and other security threats can be addressed through preventive diplomacy, negotiations and collaborative problem solving. The Colloquium will bring regional experts, policy makers and civil society organizations from the US, China, Korea and Japan, together with the international diplomatic community in Tokyo, Japanese academics and civil society actors concerned about building stable peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Confirmed panelists are:

Professor Chung-in Moon, Yonsei University and Special Advisor to President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on unification, diplomacy and national security affairs.

Ambassador Joseph Yun, former US Special Representative for North Korea Policy.

Professor Narushige Michishita, director of the Security and International Studies Program at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and Japan’s key specialist on security issues on the Korean peninsula.

Mr. Frank Aum, Senior Expert on North Korea from the United States Institute of Peace.

Ambassador Patricia Flor, Ambassador of the European Union to Japan.

Dr. Yang Xiyu, Senior Fellow at the China Institute of International Studies who was heavily involved in the Six Party Talks.

Dr. Tong Zhao, Fellow of Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy’s Nuclear Policy Program.

Professor Noboru Yamaguchi, former vice president of the National Institute for Defense Studies, appointed by the Foreign Ministry of Japan as a member of the Group of Eminent Persons for Substantive Advancement of Nuclear Disarmament.

Professor Georgy Toloraya, Director of Korean Programs, Institute of Global Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Science (IMEMO).

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