Press Briefings (Notices)

Back to Index

Date : December 10, 2012

Notice (Press Briefing): Japan-U.S. Relations under Obama’s 2nd Presidency (December 10, 2012)

post date : 2013.08.20

Japan-U.S. Relations under Obama’s 2nd Presidency


Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki, Former Japanese Ambassador to the U.S.


U.S. President Barack Obama will start his 2nd term in January 2013. He has restarted his policy of putting emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region very clearly since last year, supposedly to meet China’s growing economic and military presence in the region. With high pressure for fiscal restructuring at home, analysts say the new U.S. administration will expect its ally Japan to shoulder a greater burden to secure U.S. presence in the Asia-Pacific region. What policy will Washington demand of Japan’s new administration, to be inaugurated after the general election, on such issues as the relocation of the U.S. Futenma Air Base and Japan’s joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade arrangement?


FPCJ has invited Mr. Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. 2008-2012, who returned home last month, to talk about future Japan-U.S. relations.



Date & Time: December 10 (Mon), 14:00-15:30

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


Language: English (with Japanese interpretation)


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


*No car park is available. Please use a nearby car park if you come by car.

About Us
Covering Japan
News Resources
Activity Reports
Reaching the Press