Kim Chang-joon Academy of Study tour group visited the Statue of Liberty, Elise Island and the United Nations and enjoyed a luncheon hosted by the Trade Association of New York branch. After that, the group went to the Consulate General in New York to talk about various issues with the Ambassador Kim Ki-hwan. The tour group also visited Time Square and Rockefeller Center in the afternoon.
After arriving at New York JFK airport, the group traveled to Washington DC. They attended the dinner at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosted by Ambassador Ahn Young-young. The next day, they went to the Capitol Hill and the Visitor’s Center for tour. At the Main floor, they visited Speaker’s balcony and Rotunda. The Luncheon was invited by President of the Global Korean Alliance. After the luncheon, they all went to the Smithsonian Museum to tour the National Gallery of Art and they were assisted by Art professor at the George Washington University.
The dinner was hosted by the Washington Korean-American Forum, a think-tank organization where Jay Kim is serving as a lifetime Chairman. At the dinner, Jay Kim received an appreciation plaque from the Korea Central Daily of Washington in honor of writing Kim Chang – Joon column for the past eight years. Jay Kim’s column is consisted with current issues about politics of Korea and USA.
Jay Kim and his wife attended 2017 Statesmanship awards gala organized by the National Congress of American Parliamentarians. The event was held at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in DC, and attended by more than 500 former and current MPs, Ambassadors and staff, including Democratic Party leader Nancy Pelosi. With Jay Kim and Mrs. Kim’s effort, few Korean companies and Korean Embassy sponsored the event and there were 5 Korean tables for the first time. Mr. Kim and his wife, Jennifer Kim also served as a Dinner Steering Committee member for this event.
Yesterday Jay Kim appeared on OBS Kyung-in TV program called <New Year’s Plan>. This popular TV show was about Jay Kim’s contribution to American politics during his Congressional years and his idea for development of future Korean politics. Also, they were talking about Jay Kim’s new book called ‘Be prepare for President Trump!’ which was published a month before the election and it became a ‘Bestseller’ for Jay’s prediction.