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Date : February 8, 2019

The International Situation and Challenges for Japanese Diplomacy in 2019 (Mr. Mitoji Yabunaka, Ritsumeikan University, Visiting Professor)

post date : 2019.01.18

With continuing friction between the US and China, a second US–North Korea summit planned regarding North Korea’s nuclear program, and the deadline for Brexit approaching at the end of March, how the international situation will develop in 2019 remains unclear. Looking at Japanese diplomacy, Japan will host the G20 Summit for the first time in Osaka this June, and in August the seventh Tokyo International Conference on Africa's Development will be held in Yokohama. In bilateral relations, topics include negotiations on a peace treaty with Russia, improving the Japan–South Korea relationship which has cooled recently, and trade negotiations with the US.


The FPCJ has invited Mr. Mitoji Yabunaka, a Visiting Professor at Ritsumeikan University and former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, to discuss the international situation and challenges for Japanese diplomacy in 2019.


Date: February 8 (Fri), 2018, 14:30-16:00

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, you must apply in advance. 
Thank you for your understanding. 

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

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