Wednesday, January 22, 2020 The Head, Korea and Mongolia Department, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Alexander V. Vorontsov gives a special workshop

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 The Head, Korea and Mongolia Department, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Alexander V. Vorontsov gives a special workshop in the Kinugasa Campus, Kyoto. 

Dr. Vorontsov and participants discussed the topic of “The Current North Korea Issue”.

Dr. Vorontsov was asked a topic of North Korean Nuclear Issue, he mentioned that we need to discuss the North Korean Nuclear issue from historical background and discussed the US-North Korea relationship from the Korean War to the present. He referred to opinions from the North Korean point of view that North Korea has recognized the recent Korea Peninsula issue in a long term history, not just in recent years.

The Russian Academy of Sciences is the highest research institute of Russia and Dr. Vorontsov is a top of the Korean Studies researcher in Russia.   He writes for the Russian media “SPUTNIK”, and not only Russia, but also research paper and conference of the United States, South Korea and Japan.    He worked at the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang from 2000 to 2002, studied at the Kim Il-Sung University in Pyongyang and has visited Pyongyang a few times a year for research.

Graduate School of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University and the Ritsumeikan Center for East Asian Peace and Cooperation are to produce results that are higher international standards of the East Asia Studies, and offer a variety of conferences and workshops on a regular basis.

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