Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yu In-chon and his Chinese and Japanese counterparts Cai Wu and Tamotsu Aoki, respectively, adopted the Jeju Declaration in a meeting at the Jeju International Convention Center.
The meeting was designed to seek ways of promoting cultural relations under the theme of ``Intensifying Cooperation in Mutual Cultural Exchange among Korea, China and Japan'' during a three-day meeting, which kicked off Tuesday.
The ministers agreed to make efforts to upgrade human and property exchanges, promote cultural heritage and support the BeSeTo Theater Festival, engaging representatives of the three East Asian countries to establish a regional cultural community.
They also decided to expand youth exchanges via the Internet and beef up the protection of intellectual property rights.
Probably should have pinky-sworn not to cancel these youth exchanges anytime a territorial dispute arises, as happened in Cheongju last year when the city cancelled the exchange student program with a Japanese city over some Liancourt Rocks crap. Unrelated, but the Minister of Sports, Culture, and Tourism---pretty big umbrella there---Yu made me lol a lil' with this photograph, apparently encouraging people to stop buying DVDs and to simply copy them.