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Date : April 16, 2019

How Will the Media Report on the Imperial Succession? (The Asahi Shimbun Senior Staff Writer Dr. Eiichi Miyashiro)

post date : 2019.04.03

With the current emperor abdicating on April 30 and the new emperor succeeding him on May 1, the details of the ceremonies involved in the imperial succession have been made public. How are these ceremonies, which take place only once every several decades, reported to the public through the Japanese media? Based on past examples, it is expected that most of these imperial ceremonies will be covered with pool reporting. With a limited number of opportunities, what will the media focus on in their attempt to cover the end of one era and the start of a new one?

The FPCJ has invited Dr. Eiichi Miyashiro, Senior Staff Writer at the Asahi Shimbun and an expert on history who has written many articles about the Imperial Household, to speak about this subject. 

Date: April 16 (Tue), 2019, 14:00-15:30

Briefer: Dr. Eiichi Miyashiro, Senior Staff Writer, The Asahi Shimbun

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).

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  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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