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Kumho Asiana to host Korea-Japan friendship event

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Feb 3, 2015 - 19:10
  • Updated : Feb 3, 2015 - 19:10

Some 1,400 Japanese political figures and tourism industry officials will flock to Korea next week to participate in the “Korea-Japan Friendship Event” to promote cultural exchange and tourism between the two nations. 
Kumho Asiana Group chairman Park Sam-koo (second from right) poses for photographs with Toshihiro Nikai (second from left), a senior member of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and Korean pianist Son Yeol-eum (left) after an NHK Symphony Orchestra concert at Seoul Arts Center, southern Seoul, last year. Asiana Airlines
Kumho Asiana Group chairman Park Sam-koo (second from right) poses for photographs with Toshihiro Nikai (second from left), a senior member of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and Korean pianist Son Yeol-eum (left) after an NHK Symphony Orchestra concert at Seoul Arts Center, southern Seoul, last year. (Asiana Airlines)

Kumho Asiana Group chairman Park Sam-koo initiated the event with Toshihiro Nikai, a senior member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and president of All Nippon Travel Agents Association, to mark the 50th anniversary of the normalization of Korea-Japan diplomatic relations this year. The four-day event is slated to begin on Jan. 12.

“The event is the result of people-to-people diplomacy, which ... could be a starting point for a possible thaw in Korea-Japan relations,” an Asiana Airlines official said.

Key figures from the tourism sector, including Korea’s Culture Minister Kim Jong-deok and Shigeto Kubo, Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency, will discuss ways to increase the exchange of tourism and development of ties.

By Park Han-na (hnpark@heraldcorp.com)


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