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Date : February 13, 2013

Notice (Press Briefing): Japan’s Crisis Management in the Destabilizing World (February 13, 2013)

post date : 2013.08.20

Japan’s Crisis Management in the Destabilizing World


Mr. Kunihiko Miyake, Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies



After ten Japanese were killed in the Algerian hostage crisis, Prime Minister Abe intended to upgrade Japan’s crisis management system. Some ruling Diet members want to revise the Self-Defense-Forces Law for prompt rescue of overseas Japanese nationals, and to quickly establish a Japanese National Security Council (NSC), which Mr. Abe advocated during his first tenure. Behind these moves lies, in addition to the hostage crisis, the increasingly unstable security environment around Japan---China’s repeated intrusions into Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands, and North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic weapons development.


FPCJ has invited Mr. Kunihiko Miyake, Research Director of the Canon Institute for Global Studies, known for his simulation training aimed at founding a Japanese NSC, to talk about the current situation and challenges of Japan’s crisis management system in the increasingly volatile international situation. Mr. Miyake is a former diplomat who held many posts including Minister of the Embassy of Japan in Beijing and Deputy Director-General of the Middle-eastern and African Affairs Bureau of the Foreign Ministry. He served as Executive Advisor to the spouse of the Prime Minister in the first Abe administration.


Please note this briefing is not for attribution. You can use the information, but not the briefer’s title or name.



Date & Time: February 13 (Wed), 2013, 14:00-15:00


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


Language: English only (Interpretation into Japanese is NOT provided)


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.

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