Press Briefings (Notices)

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The FPCJ holds briefings given by Cabinet ministers, high-ranking government officials and leading experts in various fields about four times a month so foreign journalists can better understand the current situation in Japan. About 20 to 30 foreign journalists usually attend these press briefings giving background on current issues in Japan.
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Check Press Briefings (Reports) for video reports of past briefings.

Archive

November 30, 2017

Current Situation of and Challenges Facing Measures for Vacant Houses (Mr. Hidetaka Yoneyama, Senior Fellow, Fujitsu Research Institute)

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November 8, 2017

Promoting Japan’s Railroads Worldwide—JR East’s International Business Strategy (Mr. Tetsuro Tomita, President and CEO, East Japan Railway Company)

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November 1, 2017

2017 White Paper on Prevention of Karoshi(Mr. Yasuo Sato, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Labour Standards Bureau, General Affairs Division, Director for Prevention of Karoshi)

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October 30, 2017

President Trump’s First Visit to Japan and Japan-US Relations (Dr. Toshihiro Nakayama, Professor, Keio University)

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October 18, 2017

Women and Work Style Reform : Ms. Haruno Yoshida, President, BT Japan (Vice Chair, Board of Councilors, Keidanren)

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October 13, 2017

Outlook for House of Representatives Election and Domestic Japanese Politics (Dr. Yu UCHIYAMA, Professor, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)

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October 4, 2017

The North Korea Problem and Japan’s Response(Professor Hajime Izumi, Institute for International Strategy, Tokyo International University)

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September 20, 2017

The National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the Future of Japan-China Relations (Prof. Shin Kawashima, The University of Tokyo)

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August 22, 2017

Aiming for 30% Decrease in Suicide Rate—Revising Suicide Prevention Guidelines for the First Time in 5 Years (Mr. Yutaka Motohashi, Director, Japan Support Center for Suicide Countermeasures)

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August 9, 2017

Preventing Nuclear Terrorism and Japan’s Contribution (Mr. Yosuke Naoi, Director, Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN))

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July 18, 2017

Scientific Basis for Defining Seniors as 75 or Older (Dr. Yasuyoshi OUCHI, M.D., Ph.D, President of Toranomon Hospital)

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July 13, 2017

The Fate of the West, and the implications for Japan (Mr. Bill Emmott, Former Editor in Chief of The Economist)

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June 28, 2017

Super-Solo Society—Changing Japanese Views on Marriage (Mr. Kazuhisa Arakawa, Hakuhodo Solo Activity Men Research Project Leader)

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June 23, 2017

Outlook for Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election and Domestic Politics (Dr. Yu UCHIYAMA, Professor, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)

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June 21, 2017

 Japan’s Cybersecurity Strategy—Preparing for Tokyo 2020 (Ms. Mihoko Matsubara (Chief Security Officer Japan, Palo Alto Networks K.K.))

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June 7, 2017

The Future of Retinal Regeneration Using IPS Cells (Masayo Takahashi M.D., Ph.D., Project Leader, Laboratory for Retinal Regeneration, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology)

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June 1, 2017

Basic Policies for 2017 – Increasing Productivity Through Investing in Human Resources:Dr. Motoshige Itoh, Professor Emeritus (The University of Tokyo), Professor (Gakushuin University)

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May 26, 2017

Future of Delivery Industry Reforms (Mr. Ryoichi Kakui, Chief Executive Officer, e-LogiT Co., Ltd.)

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May 15, 2017

South Korean Presidential Election and Japan-ROK Relations (Mr. Hideki Okuzono, Associate Professor, University of Shizuoka)

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May 10, 2017

Child Poverty—Problems and Initiatives (Mr. Hayato Hanaoka, Project Coordinator, The Nippon Foundation)

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April 25, 2017

2017 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan (Ms. Tomoko INA, Director, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency Business Environment Dept. Research Office)

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April 24, 2017

Population Projections for Japan (2017 Projections)—Revelations from the Latest Data(Dr. Futoshi Ishii, Director, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Department of Population Dynamics Research)

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April 14, 2017

The Latest Economic Assessment of Japan -OECD’s Economic Survey of Japan 2017- ( Mr. Randall Jones, Head of the Japan and Korea Desk, Economics Department, OECD)

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April 13, 2017

Lifting Ban on Integrated Resorts Including Casinos (Dr. Ichiro Tanioka, President of Osaka University of Commerce)

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March 27, 2017

Situation of the Korean Peninsula and Japan (Dr. Narushige MICHISHITA, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies(GRIPS))

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March 15, 2017

Accepting Foreign Residents–Issues and Japan’s Choice (Mr. Saburo Takizawa, Chairman of the Board of the Japan Association for UNHCR)

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March 9, 2017

Health of Fukushima Residents, Six Years After the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

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March 2, 2017

Decommissioning of and Measures for Contaminated Water at Fukushima Daiichi NPS (ANRE & TEPCO senior executives)

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February 15, 2017

Earthquakes and Volcanic Activity in Japan (Prof. Naoshi Hirata, University of Tokyo Earthquake Research Institute, and Head of Earthquake Research Institute Prediction Research Center)

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February 8, 2017

Energy in Japan—Outlook and Issues (Dr. Takeo Kikkawa, Professor, Tokyo University of Science Graduate School of Innovation Studies)

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February 2, 2017

Humanoid Robots and the Society of the Future (Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro, Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)

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January 27, 2017

Japan’s Economic Partnership Strategy in 2017 (Prof. Yorizumi Watanabe, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University)

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January 17, 2017

Outlook for Japanese Foreign Policy in 2017 (Dr. Ken Jimbo, Associate Professor, Keio University)

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January 13, 2017

The Japanese Economy in 2017 (Mr. Masaaki Kanno, Managing Director, JP Morgan Securities Japan Co., Ltd.)

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January 11, 2017

Japanese Politics in 2017 (Prof. Harukata Takenaka, The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS))

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