The environment surrounding Asia, such as the North Korean missile problem, is becoming more severe.In order to change this situation, the road of peace, the International Highway, and the Japan-Korea Tunnel are indispensable.The Japan-Korea Tunnel must be the cornerstone of the prosperity and peace of Japan and South Korea, as well as Northeast Asia.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Seikan Tunnel.I think it is time for the Seikan Tunnel excavation technology to be connected to the Japan-Korea Tunnel.
The foundation has further improved the pit sites in Karatsu, Iki, and Tsushima, and the Japan-Korea Tunnel Promotion National Conference was formed last year. We will work to develop and make the International Highway / Japan-Korea Tunnel Project a national project for both Japan and South Korea by 2020.
We look forward to your continued guidance and support this year as well.
New Year's Day 30
International Highway Foundation
Chairman Hirofumi Sato
Executive Secretary Hironobu Minoshima