President's Message

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"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


Council non-permanent Ken Shimanouchi / Vice President, Japan-Brazil Central Association
Toshiro Tatsuma / Visiting Professor, Shoin University
Keiko Chino / Guest Columnist, Sankei Shimbun
Ruriko Hatano / Professor, Department of Mass Communications, Edogawa University
Hidetoshi Fujisawa / Executive Secretary,Vaughn-Uyeda Memorial International Journalistic Prize Committee
Itaru Yasui / President, Institute for Promoting Sustainable Societies (IPSuS)
Ko Yamaguchi / Former Special Advisor, Strategic Planning Office, Kyodo News
Board of Directors President Kiyotaka Akasaka / Former Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, United Nations
non-permanent Nobuyoshi Aoyama / Counselor, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Yoshiaki Ito / Special Editorial Advisor, Mainichi Shimbun
Akio Nomura / President, Japan Initiative for Youth Development (JIYD)
Fumiaki Nishino / Managing Director, Secretary-General, Nihon Shinbun Kyokai (NSK)
Shuichi Habu / Managing Director, Secretary-General, Japan National Press Club
Auditor non-permanent Shigeru Nakamura / Board Member, Public Safety Commission of Tokyo
Akira Matsuzaka / Certified Public Tax Accountant
Secretariat Secretary-General
Director, Strategic Communications Division
Director, Media Relations Division
Director, General Affairs and Accounting Division


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