Chung Ui-hwa, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, visited Chuo University’s Tama Campus on May 16, 2016 and gave a special lecture in front of over 300 students.
The National Assembly Speaker was in Japan to attend the “Korea-Japan Assembly Discussion for the Future” held on May 17 to discuss the development of East Asia and cooperation for the future of both countries. After being welcomed by Chuo University’s Regent Fukazawa as well as Chancellor and President Sakai, National Assembly Speaker Chung Ui-hwa, whose father was a graduate of Chuo University’s Faculty of Law, commented “Feeling a special bond, I am grateful to be visiting Chuo University where there are many graduates with strong leadership in Japan.”
The special lecture focused on the theme “Korea-Japan Relations: Acting with Justice to Make Peace” and discussed the current mini-Cold War in Northeast Asia, known as the Asian paradox. National Assembly Speaker Chung Ui-hwa stressed on the importance for the two countries to work together to lead the Northeast Asian region to peace and prosperity.
The National Assembly Speaker concluded by raising hope for many students to become the bridge that ties the two countries together, also referring to the historical peace makers who traveled to and from Korea and Japan in the Edo Period.
The special lecture finished off in a big success, providing the chance for students to become aware of the future and relations of Korea, Japan, and Northeast Asia as well as what they can do to contribute in the scheme for peace building.
National Assembly Speaker Chung Ui-hwa (center), with Chuo's Regent Fukazawa (left) and Chancellor and President Sakai (right)
National Assembly Speaker Chung Ui-hwa at the podium
Over 220 students filled the auditorium
Friendly meeting with Assembly members
In front of the centenary monument presented by Korean alumni
Stressing the importance of cooperation between two countries