TRILATERAL COOPERATION

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Ministerial Meetings

Tripartite Health Ministers’ Meeting (THMM) Latest Event : 2019.12.15
12th Tripartite Health Ministers’ Meeting (THMM)
  • 2019.12.15
  • Seoul, Korea
■ Participants
• (ROK) PARK Neung Hoo, Minister of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Korea
• (CHN) MA Xiaowei, Minister of National Health Commission of China
• (JPN) KATO Katsunobu, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan

​■ Agenda
• Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
• Infectious disease preparedness and response
• Active and healthy aging

■ Outcomes
• Approved Joint Declaration on Active and Healthy Ageing Cooperation to be submitted to 8th Trilateral Summit
• Updated Joint Action Plan on Preparedness and Response against Pandemic Influenza and Emerging/Re-emerging Infectious Diseases of Common Concern

■ Documents
1) Joint Statement of the 12th Tripartite Health Ministers Meeting
2) Joint Action Plan on Preparedness and Response against Pandemic Influenza and Emerging/Re-emerging Infectious Diseases of Common Concern
3) Joint Declaration on Active and Healthy Ageing Cooperation
11th Tripartite Health Ministers’ Meeting (THMM)
  • 2018.11.25
  • Kumamoto, Japan
■ Participants
• (CHN) LI Bin, Minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission
• (JPN) KATO Katsunobu, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
• (ROK) PARK Neunghoo, Minister of Health and Welfare

■ Agenda
• Prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
• Healthy aging
• Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
• The application of information and communication technology (ICT) in the field of health
• Traditional medicine

■ Outcome
• Acknowledgement of the successful response to infectious diseases based on MOC and JAP, and the successful convention of the 11th Trilateral Disease Prevention and Control Forum; close cooperation with the WHO-WPRO and Asia Pacific Countries to further strengthen the prevention and preparedness against health emergencies in the region; strengthened tripartite cooperation on information sharing, monitoring of the public health threats, and improvement of the core capability for the response
• Recognition on the Trilateral Policy Dialogue on Aging as a useful platform to share information and measures related to healthy aging; continued utilization of the Policy Dialogue to promote exchanges of health policies and to explore tripartite cooperation on issues related to changes in demographic structure, paving the way for facilitating the research network among the three countries
• Promotion of early screening, early diagnosis and early treatment for major NCDs and strengthening of information sharing and technical exchanges to ensure the effective prevention and control of the NCDs
• Discussion on the strategies for the utilization of ICT and big data for disease control and health promotion; further sharing of best practices to promote the application of ICT and big data in the health sector
• Continuation of the efforts to strengthen exchanges and cooperation to develop and promote traditional medicine standards; support for tripartite exchange and cooperation in regard to education, scientific research, cultural exchanges and partnerships by industry or healthcare institutions
10th Tripartite Health Ministers’ Meeting (THMM)
  • 2017.11.12
  • Ji'nan, China
■ Participants
• (CHN) LI Bin, Minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission
• (JPN) KATO Katsunobu, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
• (ROK) PARK Neunghoo, Minister of Health and Welfare

■ Agenda
• Prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
• Healthy aging
• Prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
• The application of information and communication technology (ICT) in the field of health
• Traditional medicine

■ Outcome
• Acknowledgement of the successful response to infectious diseases based on MOC and JAP, and the successful convention of the 11th Trilateral Disease Prevention and Control Forum; close cooperation with the WHO-WPRO and Asia Pacific Countries to further strengthen the prevention and preparedness against health emergencies in the region; strengthened tripartite cooperation on information sharing, monitoring of the public health threats, and improvement of the core capability for the response
• Recognition on the Trilateral Policy Dialogue on Aging as a useful platform to share information and measures related to healthy aging; continued utilization of the Policy Dialogue to promote exchanges of health policies and to explore tripartite cooperation on issues related to changes in demographic structure, paving the way for facilitating the research network among the three countries
• Promotion of early screening, early diagnosis and early treatment for major NCDs and strengthening of information sharing and technical exchanges to ensure the effective prevention and control of the NCDs
• Discussion on the strategies for the utilization of ICT and big data for disease control and health promotion; further sharing of best practices to promote the application of ICT and big data in the health sector
• Continuation of the efforts to strengthen exchanges and cooperation to develop and promote traditional medicine
standards; support for tripartite exchange and cooperation in regard to education, scientific research, cultural exchanges and partnerships by industry or healthcare institutions
9th Tripartite Health Ministers’ Meeting

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  • 2016.12.04
  • Busan, Korea
■ Participants
• (ROK) CHUNG Chin-Youb, Minister of Health and Welfare
• (CHN) LI Bin, Minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission
• (JPN) SHIOZAKI Yasuhisa, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare

■ Agenda
• Infectious disease preparedness and response
• Global health architecture
• Universal health coverage (UHC)
• Aging society
• Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
• Utilization of ICT & Big Data in health care

■ Outcome
Discussed the measures on strengthening tripartite health cooperation in the areas of
1) infections disease preparedness and response;
2) global health architecture;
3) universal health coverage;
4) aging society;
5) non-communicable disease; and
6) utilization of ICT and big data in health care

■ Documents
1. Joint Statement of the 9th Tripartite Health Ministers Meeting
2. Memorandom of Cooperation on Response against Pandemic Influenza and Emerging/Reemerging Infectious Diseases of Common Concern (Renewed)
3. Joint Action Plan on Preparedness and Joint Response against Pandemic Influenza and Emerging/Re-emerging Infectious Diseases of Common Concern (Renewed)
8th Tripartite Health Ministers’ Meeting

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  • 2015.11.29
  • Kyoto, Japan
■ Participants
• (JPN) SHIOZAKI Yasuhisa, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
• (ROK) CHUNG Chin-Youb, Minister of Health and Welfare
• (CHN) LI Bin, Minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission

■ Agenda
• Public health emergency preparedness and response
• Global health architecture
• Universal health coverage (UHC)
• Aging society
• Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs)

■ Outcome
Discussed issues such as responses to public health crises, the global health system, universal health coverage, the aging society, and chronic disease and cooperation measures and adopted a joint statement

■ Documents
- Joint Statement of the 8th Tripartite Health Ministers Meeting
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Senior Officials' Meetings

Trilateral Forum on Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Latest Event : 2018.12.5
12th Trilateral Forum on Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
  • 2018.12.5
  • Tokyo, Japan
■ Participants
• China: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
• Japan: National Institute of Infectious Diseases
• ROK: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

■ Agenda
• Preparedness for Imported Infectious Diseases
• Preparedness for Severe Emerging Infectious Diseases and Rare Parasitic Diseases
• One Health Approaches of Avian Influenza (H7N9) and AMR
11th Trilateral Forum on Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
  • 2017.11.07
  • Seoul, Korea
■ Participants
China: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Japan: National Institute of Infectious Diseases
ROK: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

■ Agenda
• Avian influenza A (H7N9)
• SFTS
• Dengue fever and Zika virus
• Sharing each institutes’ experience and efforts in infectious disease control both globally and regionally
• (Discussion) Explore possible trilateral collaboration on global health
10th Trilateral Forum on Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
  • 2016.12.20
  • Beijing, China
■ Participants
China: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Japan: National Institute of Infectious Diseases
ROK: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

■ Agenda
• Current situation of epidemic and prevention and control of Zika, MERS, SFTS and influenza
• Current situation and future development of AMR
• Others: Ebola virus, MDR TB, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, arboviral diseases, HFMD
9th Trilateral Forum on Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
  • 2015.11.29
  • Kyoto, Japan
■ Participants
China: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Japan: National Institute of Infectious Diseases
ROK: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

■ Agenda
• Preparation for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
• Respond to global vaccine action plan
• Drug-resistance pathogens in disease control
8th Trilateral Forum on Communicable Disease Control and Prevention
  • 2014.11.26
  • Jeju, Korea
■ Participants
China: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Japan: National Institute of Infectious Diseases
ROK: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

■ Agenda
• Vector-borne diseases and climate change
• Sharing Ebola response measures in each country
• Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
• Measles
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One Health Symposium on SFTS Latest Event : 2018.12.4
1st One Health Symposium on SFTS
  • 2018.12.4
  • Tokyo, Japan
■ Participants
• China: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC)
• Japan: National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID)
• ROK: Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC)

Head of Delegation:
- WAKITA Takaji, Director-General, NIID
- ZHOU Xiaonong, Director of National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China CDC
- JEONG Eun-kyung, Vice-Minister, KCDC
- Director of MHLW

■ Agenda
Session 1: Epidemiology of SFTS (Surveillance and Molecular analysis)
- Epidemiological and Clinical Features of SFTS in Japan
-Epidemiological analysis and molecular evolution of SFTS virus infection in China
- Epidemiology of SFTS and surveillance of ixodid ticks as SFTS vectors in South Korea

Session 2: SFTS and animals
- SFTS virus infection in animals and ticks, in China
- The Status of SFTSV infection in livestock in Korea
- SFTS in companion animals in Japan

Session 3: Diagnosis and Prevention of, and Clinical research on SFTS
- Molecular Epidemiological analysis of SFTS in Korea
- Pathology of and development of antiviral therapy with favipiravir for severe fever
with thrombocytopenia syndrome
- Human to Human Transmission and the Laboratory Detection of SFTS Virus
The Population Policy Forum Latest Event : 2018.07.12
8th Population Policy Forum
  • 2018.07.12
  • Jeju, Korea
■ Participants
• China: National Health and Family Planning Commission
• Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
• ROK: Ministry of Health and Welfare

■ Agenda
• Population polices focused on low fertility
• Healthy/Active aging (re-employment)​

Director-Generals' Meetings

Trilateral Director-General Meeting and Working Group on Pharmaceutical Affairs Latest Event : 2016.11.22
6th Trilateral Director-General Meeting and Working Group on Pharmaceutical Affairs
  • 2016.11.22
  • Seoul, Korea
■ Participants
China: China Food and Drug Administration
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency
ROK: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

■ Agenda
• Progress of the ongoing joint projects including research on ethnic factors in clinical data,
information exchange on drug clinical trials, and guideline on regional clinical trials
5th Trilateral Director-General Meeting and Working Group on Pharmaceutical Affairs
  • 2015.11.19
  • Qingdao, China
■ Participants
China: China Food and Drug Administration
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency
ROK: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

■ Agenda
• Updates on the situation of pharmaceutical affairs of the three countries including the licensing of the pharmaceutical products, plan for clinical trials, and management of clinical trial institutions
• Multi-regional clinical trials
4th Trilateral Director-General Meeting and Working Group on Pharmaceutical Affairs
  • 2011.10.31
  • Tokyo, Japan
■ Participants
China: China Food and Drug Administration
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency
ROK: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

■ Agenda
• Discussions on the interim reports of ongoing joint projects and confirmation of further
directions toward next phase
• Proposal on the development a guidelines on regional clinical trials
3rd Trilateral Director-General Meeting and Working Group on Pharmaceutical Affairs
  • 2010.09.13
  • Seoul, Korea
■ Participants
China: China Food and Drug Administration
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency
ROK: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

■ Agenda
• Finalization and publishing of the Terms of Reference
• Confirmation of the objectives and outline of the joint research on ethnic factors in clinical and the establishment of the research group to discuss the details and timeline of the joint research
2nd Trilateral Director-General Meeting and Working Group on Pharmaceutical Affairs
  • 2009.12.18
  • Beijing, China
■ Participants
China: China Food and Drug Administration
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency
ROK: Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

■ Agenda
• Working group on drug clinical trials
• Joint research project

■ Outcome
Terms of Reference of the Working Group on Drug Clinical Trials
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Trilateral High- Level Meeting and Seminar on Aging Latest Event : 2017.11.13
7th Trilateral High- Level Meeting and Seminar on Aging
  • 2017.11.13
  • Jinan, China
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
ROK: Ministry of Health and Welfare

■ Agenda
• Integration of home-based care and medical care at community level
• Healthy aging: Evaluation, policy, and practices
6th Trilateral High- Level Meeting and Seminar on Aging
  • 2016.07.06
  • Tokyo, Japan
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
ROK: Ministry of Health and Welfare

■ Agenda
• Dementia
• Hollowing out of rural villages – continuing care retirement community
5th Trilateral High- Level Meeting and Seminar on Aging
  • 2015.12.17
  • Jeju, Korea
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
ROK: Ministry of Health and Welfare

■ Agenda
• Long-term care insurance system for enhancing the life quality of the elderly
• Ways to develop aging friendly industry in response to aging society
4th Trilateral High- Level Meeting and Seminar on Aging
  • 2013.07.19
  • Shanghai, China
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
ROK: Ministry of Health and Welfare

■ Agenda
• Development of health services and policies for aging society
• Care services for the old people living alone
3rd Trilateral High- Level Meeting and Seminar on Aging
  • 2012.08.29
  • Tokyo, Japan
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
ROK: Ministry of Health and Welfare

■ Agenda
• Community and care service
• Active aging
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Working-Level Meetings

Trilateral Symposium on Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases Latest Event : 2018.11.26
3rd Trilateral Symposium on Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases
  • 2018.11.26
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants
China: Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
ROK: Ministry of Health and Welfare

■Agenda
• Population approach to promote healthy diet
• Legislation and policies for smoke-free mega events: PyeongChang 2018, Tokyo 2020, and Beijing 2022​
2nd Trilateral Symposium on Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases
  • 2015.10.23
  • Beijing, China
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
ROK: Ministry of Health and Welfare

■ Agenda
• Policy and practices related to cancer and cardiovascular diseases and possible cooperation areas in the future
1st Trilateral Symposium on Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases
  • 2014.08.28
  • Seoul, Korea
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Health and Family Planning Commission
Japan: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
ROK: Ministry of Health and Welfare

■ Agenda
• Global task for NCD prevention and control
• Efforts of the three countries to implement global action plan on NCD prevention and control
• Trends of researches on NCD prevention and control and ways for tripartite cooperation
Trilateral East Asia Symposium for Foot and Mouth Disease Latest Event : 2017.09.20
7th Trilateral East Asia Symposium for Foot and Mouth Disease
  • 2017.09.20
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants :
China: Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science
Japan: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
ROK: Animal Plant and Fisheries Quarantine Agency

■Agenda :
Controlling and preventing foot and mouth disease and HPAI

■Outcome :
Main outcome:

The participants acknowledged the following:

1) The participating nations will take appropriate response, as well as preventive measures, to prevent the spread of foot
and mouth disease and HPAI.
2) To strengthen bilateral and multilateral research cooperation.
3) To strengthen information sharing on vaccine and immunology.
4) Strengthen information sharing and research with regard to the movement of virus spread by birds
5) To newly cooperate on monitoring the outbreak of Africa pig cholera
6th Trilateral East Asia Symposium for Foot and Mouth Disease
  • 2016.12.16
  • Beijing, China
■Participants :
China: Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science
Japan: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
ROK: Animal Plant and Fisheries Quarantine Agency

■Agenda :
1, Analyzed the trends of foot and mouth disease in Northeast Asia;
2, Exchanged information on prevention and control policies and technologies;
3, Discussed to strengthen cooperation in preventing and controlling major animal disease in the region to guarantee the production safety and health of local husbandry
5th Trilateral East Asia Symposium for Foot and Mouth Disease
  • 2015.11.20
  • Seoul, Korea
■Participants :
China: Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science
Japan: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
ROK: Animal Plant and Fisheries Quarantine Agency

■Agenda :
1. Importance of international cooperation
2. Enhancement of cooperation against foot and mouth disease based on East Asia foot and disease management roadmap
3. Information sharing on the foot and mouth disease dissemination between Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and China
4th Trilateral East Asia Symposium for Foot and Mouth Disease
  • 2014.11.20
  • Tokyo, Japan
■Participants :
China: Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science
Japan: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
ROK: Animal Plant and Fisheries Quarantine Agency

■Agenda :
1 )Keynote speech on "diagnosis and prevention of foot and mouth disease", "measures to prevent a large outbreak of foot and mouth disease in East Asia";
2) Presentations from each country on the status and strategic responses to control foot and mouth disease

■Outcome :
The participants acknowledged the following:
1) It is important that Japan, China, Korea and Mongolia promote cooperation in research and administration to prevent foot and mouth disease.
2) In East Asia, the threat of cross-border animal diseases such as HPAI (Highly pathogenic avian influenza) is growing. 3) Next symposium will also include HPAI in the agenda
3rd Trilateral East Asia Symposium for Foot and Mouth Disease
  • 2013.11.12
  • Lanzhou, China
■Participants :
China: Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science
Japan: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
ROK: Animal Plant and Fisheries Quarantine Agency

■Agenda :
1. Analyzed the trends of foot and mouth disease in Northeast Asia;
2. Exchanged information on prevention and control policies and technologies;
3. Discussed to strengthen cooperation in preventing and controlling major animal disease in the region to guarantee the production safety and health of local husbandry

■Outcome :
The three parties agreed to:
1, refer to the SEACFMD's action plan and expand cooperation in technology and management
2, establish and improve dialogue mechanism among veterinary management organizations
3, Enhance research on relevant topics and strengthen communication among research institutions
4, Improve cooperation on preventing and controlling cross-boarder animal disease
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China-Korea-Japan National Cancer Control Workshop Latest Event : 2018.3.16
1st China-Korea-Japan National Cancer Control Workshop
  • 2018.3.16
  • Beijing, China
■ Participants
• China: National Cancer Centers; Provincial Cancer Centers from 16 Provinces
• Japan: National Cancer Centers
• ROK: National Cancer Centers

■ Agenda
• Outline of National Cancer Control Plans in three countries
• Cancer burden in three countries
• Regional Cancer prevention and Control program
• National Cancer screening program in three countries
• Precision Medicine in three countries, focusing on lung Cancer
• Experience in Cancer Control in high risk areas of Cancer in China