There lies the Strait nearly 200 kilometers wide between the Japanese
Archipelago and Korean Peninsula, which are both located in the Eurasian
Continent. The regions surrounding the Strait are densely populated and
highly developed economically.
A project of "Japan-Korea Tunnel" is such that a submarine tunnel
will be built to connect Japan to Korea, going through the two islands,
Iki and Tsushima. "Japan-Korea Tunnel" is designed to serve the
multi-purpose of providing a traffic system running rapid trains, as well
as transport networks of the energy, information and a variety of resources
between Japan and Korea.
"Japan-Korea Tunnel" is, when constructed, to create a new transportation
means of an overland traffic in addition to both ocean-going and air transports
on which passenger and freight traffics between our two countries have
to date depended. Implementation of the project will contribute to establishing
a stabilized transport system between Japan and Korea by transferring a
substantial part of passengers and freights from conventional transport
facilities to a new overland transport system.
The construction of "Japan-Korea Tunnel" will further facilitate
bilateral exchanges, personal, economic and cultural, while putting both
countries' technological and industrial levels on an equal footing, thereby
ultimately bringing about an equitable prosperity in Asia.
"Japan-Korea Tunnel" will become a main artery mutually communicating
the neighboring two countries, and is expected to function in future as
a main artery in the Eurasian Continent connecting not only the whole Asia
but also the European Continent. (日本語の原文を見る）