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ASEAN-Korea Centre to launch ‘ASEAN Issue’, a fun and in-depth ASEAN series

No.PR/20-12Date14 September 2020
ContactPress Inquiries: Hwang Jiseon, Senior Officer, IDU (+82-2-2287-1149, hjs@aseankorea.org)
ASEAN-Korea Centre is an International Organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN Member States and Korea.

ASEAN-Korea Centre to launch ‘ASEAN Issue’, a fun and in-depth ASEAN series

- Featuring analyses, perspectives, and experiences of professionals in diverse fields -
- Co-organized by ASEAN-Korea Centre, Korea Tourism Organization, and Travie -
- Available on the ASEAN-Korea Centre’s website, newsletter, and YouTube channel -

Seoul, Korea - The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Lee Hyuk) will launch the ‘ASEAN Issue’, a series of videos and articles focusing on ASEAN. The ‘ASEAN Issue’ will feature in-depth analyses, diverse perspectives, and personal experiences of professionals including CEOs, K-pop idols, Youtubers, professors, and more. The content series will be available on the Centre’s official website, YouTube channel, and monthly newsletter.

The ‘ASEAN Issue’ is presented in two formats - video interviews and contributory articles. A total of 5 video interviews will touch upon the topics of ASEAN-Korea startup cooperation, Korean unicorn startup in ASEAN, ASEAN-Korea sports exchanges, K-pop idols from ASEAN, and a Korean YouTuber introducing Korea to an ASEAN country. The first episode, slated to be released on 17 September, will feature an interview with Kim Eugene, General Partner and CEO of SparkLabs, a Seoul-based global startup accelerator. In this interview, Mr Kim will assess the potential of ASEAN startups and stress the importance of collaborations between ASEAN and Korean startups. This video is available on the Centre’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/akcsns).

An article series, consisting of 8 articles, will cover a broad range of issues - ASEAN integration, future-oriented ASEAN-Korea partnership, success story of an ASEAN unicorn, mutually-beneficial economic partnership, re-vitalization of ASEAN-Korea tourism, collaboration in contents industries, and policies related to ASEAN migrants in Korea. The first article by Lee Sun-jin, former Korean Ambassador to Indonesia, scheduled to be uploaded on 17 September, will offer insights on ASEAN integration based on his first-hand experiences on the development of trans-border bus system, broadband networks, and the railways in areas across the borders of ASEAN countries, and the impact of such integration. Full article will be sent to AKC monthly newsletter subscribers and will also be available on the Centre’s website (http://www.aseankorea.org).

Lee Hyuk, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre noted, “The ASEAN-Korea Centre has striven to serve as a platform providing in-depth resources on ASEAN. Since its inception in 2009, the Centre has hosted the ASEAN Lecture Series offering public lectures on various topics ranging from history, society, and cultures of ASEAN to digitalization and the Korean wave. With the ever-growing importance of digital platforms such as YouTube amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the ‘ASEAN Issue’ is launched in an attempt to disseminate interactive and quality content on ASEAN through online platforms. I hope the ‘ASEAN Issue’ will contribute to the public’s greater interest and a deeper understanding of ASEAN and ASEAN-Korea relations.”

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