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Date : January 15, 2019

Japanese Politics in 2019: The 7th Year of the Abe Administration (Dr. Harukata TAKENAKA, GRIPS Prof.)

post date : 2018.12.07

With Japan’s unified local elections scheduled for April and the House of Councillors election for July 2019, there is interest in how the results of these elections will affect the political situation in Japan. If Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes it through this House of Councillors election, then as of November 20, 2019 he will have been the longest serving prime minister since the beginning of constitutional government in Japan.


People would like to know how the Abe administration will deal with the issue of constitutional reform and implementing a system for accepting foreign workers. In foreign affairs, topics of interest are the G20 summit and relations with North Korea, Russia, the US, and other countries. In economics, the consumption tax hike is planned for October.


The FPCJ has invited Dr. Harukata Takenaka, a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), to speak about domestic Japanese politics in 2019.


Date: January 15 (Tue), 2019, 14:00-15:30

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

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)

【Reservation required: 40 openings available】 Due to the size of the venue, please apply in advance.  


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

  In principle, only one person will be accepted from each organization.
  If all openings have been filled, your application may be rejected.
  Please note that FPCJ will not reply to your application, unless NO openings are available.
  Thank you for your understanding.

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

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