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Date : October 4, 2012

Notice (Press Briefing): Series on Japan-North Korea Relations, First Part: “Present State and Future of Japan-North Korea Relations” (October 4, 2012)

post date : 2013.08.20

Press Briefing Series on Japan-North Korea Relations
First Part: “Present State and Future of Japan-North Korea Relations”


Briefer: Mr. Kazuya Iwamura, Editor (and former Chief Correspondent of the Pyongyang Bureau), Kyodo News


In North Korea the Kim Jong-un regime has been set up, and at the end of August this year the intergovernmental talks between Japan and North Korea were re-started after a four years suspension. Including the abduction issue, which the Japanese government views as one of the most important items to discuss, keen attention will be drawn to if and how the re-moved relations of the two countries will develop. 


In this connection, FPCJ will conduct press briefings on Japan-North Korea relations for two days in succession. On the first day, it has invited Mr. Kazuya Iwamura, editor of the Kyodo News, to talk about the present state and future of Japan-North Korea relations. The Kyodo News has been the only Japanese media to have a bureau in Pyongyang since September 2006, and Mr. Iwamura worked for the bureau from when it was established to April 2011. Don’t miss this opportunity. 


Date & Time: October 4 (Thu), 14:00-15:30


Place: Foreign Press Center/Japan (6th floor, Nippon Press Center Bldg.)


Language: Japanese (with English interpretation)


【Briefer’s Profile】
Born in Tokyo in June 1959. Graduated from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Department of Korean Language) and joined the Kyodo News Agency in 1984. After working in the Seoul Bureau and the China General Bureau (Beijing) and some other sections/bureaus, served as Pyongyang Bureau Chief from 2008 to 2011. Currently serves as a senior staff writer. 



Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also attend the briefing as observers (admission free).


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