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Date : June 24, 2019

G20 Osaka Summit—Strengthening Free Trade and Data Free Flow with Trust (Dr. Fukunari KIMURA, Professor, Keio University)

post date : 2019.06.01

There is significant interest in how efforts to strengthen the system of global trade to be free and fair will be debated at the G20 Osaka Summit at the end of June, in response to recent protectionist trends. In particular, there has been growing interest in creating rules for the free flow of digital data across national borders, which is a new challenge for the digital economy. At the recent G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy, the Data Free Flow with Trust (DFFT) concept promoted by Prime Minister Abe was adopted, and as part of a new discussion framework called the “Osaka Track” in the G20 Summit, efforts will be made to reach agreement on the creation of international rules on e-commerce and other issues.


The FPCJ has invited Dr. Fukunari Kimura, a professor at Keio University and expert in international trade theory, to discuss these topics ahead of the G20 Summit.

Date: June 24 (Mon), 2019, 14:00-15:30

Briefer: Dr. Fukunari KIMURA, Professor, Keio University

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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