On the 18th of August, formal Congressman Jay Kim had a meeting with Minister of Defense, Song Young-Moo. Mr. Jay Kim was grateful to recognize they are the Daejeon High School alumnus. Mr Kim was very thankful to have many excellent people coming as lecturers for Kim Chang-Joon Academy despite their busy schedule.
This semester, students have a great opportunity to directly hear the policy on important issues such as defense and social confusion from the Ministry of Public Administration and Security, the Minister of Defense Dept., and the Attorney General and so many more.
On August 19th, there was a Board Meeting for the 2017 Kim Chang-Joon Academy at the Hilton Hotel in Namsan. Mr. Jay Kim was grateful for all the attendees and whoever contributing a positive strength. In the future, he will do his best to extend his knowledge on policy decisions to support his Academy.
The 15th Kim Chang-Joon Academy will be opening on September 7th. We are recruiting excellent people to apply and join the Academy.
On August 16th, we’ve announced official list of new Mentors that will give special lectures to our Academy students. Welcome all and thank you for your participation.
Today, honorable former Congressman Jay Kim attended the 72nd anniversary of the opening ceremony of the 3rd UN / UNESCO World Memory Legacy Memorial Foundation and watched the movie” The Last Comfort Women “. Mr. Jay Kim gave his sincere gratitude to Kim Young-Jin, former National Assemblyman of Korea for his endless effort to promote this meaningful event.
Mr. Jay Kim is in LA now. Arriving yesterday afternoon, Mr. Kim had a dinner with his old friends and Mr. Robert Ahn, who was running for the US House of Representatives back in June.
Today, Mr. Jay Kim attended a conference on Korean unification and it was organized by CSIS. Many speakers came from Korea and the conference was very successful. Mr Kim also attended a dinner gathering prepared by Washington Korean leaders this evening and gave a welcome speech. Mr. Kim and Mrs. Kim will be leaving for Denver next morning to see the family members. It was a short trip to Washington but had a very tight schedule. But, Mr. Kim is grateful that he was able to accomplish a lot in a short time.
Today, there was a breakfast meeting at the US Capitol in Washington, sponsored by the FMC (U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress). For the first Korea-focused program, there were many people attended including 15 Members of incumbent, 4 former Members including Mr. Jay Kim, an Ambassador from Korea, and representatives from Korean corporations, Korean media and several Korean experts. They gathered to discuss issues about Korea, especially the North Korea’s nuclear issue. Everyone was interested in the current situation in Korea.
After the meeting, one of the Former Member exclusively toured the Capitol Hill for the people came from Korea. It was a great experience and an opportunity to learn a lot about the history of US Congress.
The first Korea-focused program is hosted by the FMC. The Chairman of the Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives from Korea want US government to lift the ban on Pollack, the most popular fish in Korea, which is currently prohibited from fishing at the EEZ maritime boundary. He had a chance to talk about the subject at the breakfast meeting. After the breakfast meeting, he had a meeting with staff at two Alaska Senators office arranged by FMC office.
Ambassador Ahn from Korea also hosted a small reception to welcome those people came from Korea. They all had a good time with Ambassador Ahn who has a keen knowledge of Alaska pollack, the most popular fish in Korea.
In the evening, Mr. Kim and his wife invited people from Korea to the Peking Duck House, the most famous restaurant for Peking duck in Washington. They were sitting at the most famous table surrounded by Bush Family pictures on the wall.
This restaurant is the best place for duck meat. If you come to Washington, be sure to go once!