President's Message

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Print
"40 Years with Foreign Media
Changing with the Times"
2016 is the 40th anniversary of Foreign Press Center Japan (FPCJ). We appreciate your long and kind support.

Japan has changed dramatically within these 40 years. After the period of high economic growth and bursting of the economic bubble that followed, we are now faced with challenges such as a super-aged society and decreasing population. The FPCJ has always been shown the world the real Japan by supporting foreign media.

The number of foreign tourists has grown recently. There are also big events coming to Japan such as the Rugby World Cup 2019 and 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. However, it can be said that the quantity and quality of information transmitted from Japan is not sufficient, because of a decline in the numbers of the foreign correspondents, as well as a lack of people who can properly disseminate information from Japan especially in the fields of politics, economics, society and culture.

The FPCJ will continue to work with the goal to help build a better world, by contributing to spreading Japanese knowledge. We ask for your continued support.
Kiyotaka Akasaka
President, Foreign Press Center Japan

Organization

Council non-permanent (names in alphabetical order) Keiko Chino / Guest Columnist, Sankei Shimbun
Sadaaki Numata / Chairman, English-Speaking Union
Hatsuhisa Takashima / Chairman, Japan ICT Fund
Toshio Tatsuma / Visiting Professor, Meisei University
Toshihiko Uji / Advisor, Tokyo Shimbun / Chunichi Shimbun
Ko Yamaguchi / Special Advisor, Strategic Planning Office, Kyodo News
Itaru Yasui / Honorary Advisor, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Board of Directors President Kiyotaka Akasaka / Former Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, United Nations
non-permanent (names in alphabetical order) Nobuyoshi Aoyama / Secretary-General, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Masahiko Ishizuka / Trustee, Nishimachi International School
Akira Kawashima / Managing Director, Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association
Yoshinori Nakai / Adviser, Japan National Press Club
Akio Nomura / Former Executive Director, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
Auditor non-permanent Chihiro Tsukada / Ex-President, Association of Nikkei & Japanese Abroad
Secretariat Secretary-General
Director, Strategic Communications Division
Director, Media Relations Division
Director, Finance and Accounting Division

 

About Us
Covering Japan
News Resources
Activity Reports
Reaching the Press