To promote academic exchange and cooperation between the scholars at home and abroad, The 4th International Symposium on the Study of the Comparative Study of Languages and Cultures between China, Japan and the Korean Peninsula convened at Yanbian University from August 17 to 19. The symposium was hosted by CFL and Institute of Japanese Studies of YBU and co-sponsored by Ethnic Minority College Branch of Japanese Teaching and Research Association of China, Korean Studies Institute of Japan, Niigata University, the International Exchange Center of Hirosaki University, and the Teaching Design Institute of Meiji University. Those who were present were more than 300 experts and scholars from China, Japan and ROK. The opening ceremony was held at Science and Technology Library on the morning of August 18. It was chaired by Professor Quan Yu, former dean of CFL, YBU. A welcoming speech was given by the school’s vice president Chen Tie. Those who delivered speeches included Yoshikawa Takeji, director of Japanese Cultural Center of Japan International Exchange Foundation; Ouyang Peng, manager of Electronic Education Business Department of Casio Shanghai Trade Company Ltd.; Professor Yama Izumikon, former vice president of Meiji University; Professor Choe Kwang-joon from Silla University, former president of Japanese Language and Literature Society of ROK; Professor Cai Fenglin from Minzu University of China, president of Ethnic Minority College Branch of Japanese Teaching and Research Association of China; and Professor Chung Hyong-kyu from Nihon University, vice president Korean Studies Institute. Then a special lecture on “Northeast Asia Regional Cooperation and Cultural Identity” was given by Professor Cai Meihua, director of Cross-Cultural Exchange and Northeast Asian Cooperation and Co-Innovation Center of YBU. Professor Cai Fenglin, Choe Kwang-joon and Quan Ningjun from Niigata University delivered their special or keynote speeches. The scholars were divided into 37 groups to have heated discussions on the theme of the symposium at the East Building on the same afternoon and the next morning. More than 260 scholars delivered their theses. This is a cultural exchange between scholars, as well as an international meeting of innovative talents. It helps to broaden the horizons of our teachers and students and to enliven the academic atmosphere of YBU, so as to play a positive role in the improvement of our school’s scientific research. It also paves the way for YBU to stand higher on the regional arena.