The JoongAng Ilbo and the U.S. think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) co-host this annual forum, bringing together former and incumbent officials and security-foreign relations experts to discuss issues relevant to the Korean Peninsula and the United States as well as the surrounding powers.
This forum is a civilian gathering established by media companies from Korea(JoongAng Ilbo), China(Xinhua News Agency), and Japan(Nihon Keizai Shimbun) to prepare for East Asia’s future. It was launched in Korea in 2006 and has been held each year in major cities of the three countries. Every year, 30 prominent figures in politics, economics and culture from the three countries gather to discuss issues that contribute to promoting understanding and cooperation in Northeast Asia.
The J-Global Forum is an international forum founded in 1996 by the JoongAng Ilbo to promote cooperation and exchange among journalists from the world’s major media outlets. Since 2014, the JoongAng Ilbo has been hosting this forum with Britain’s renowned think tank, The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), under the updated name of the J Global-Chatham House Forum.
Since 2009, the JoongAng Ilbo and the Korean government have jointly organized the country’s largest knowledge forum focusing on technology, economics, culture and the humanities. The forum is also known as the ‘Korean TED’ and is a popular event among the younger generation