ROK Consul-General Kim Receives Doctorate

Release date: 2006.09.25



On Monday, September 25, 2006, Mr. Kim Yonso, consul-general for the Consulate-General of the Republic of Korea in Fukuoka, received a doctorate in a ceremony held at Kyushu University.

A total of 58 people from 11 academic institutions received their doctorates at the ceremony. President Kajiyama, representing the Graduate School of Bioresources and Bioenvironmental Science, awarded Consul-General Kim the doctorate.

After the ceremony, a smiling Consul-General Kim said, "I am honored to receive this doctorate from Kyushu University, which continues to work closely with the Republic of Korea. I think my dissertation topic, agriculture and rice, will also be an important theme in Japan-ROK negotiations on the free trade agreement in the future. I wrote the paper in the hope of playing some role in this field. Having received the doctorate, I intend to further develop good relationships between the Republic of Korea and Japan."