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Date : November 1, 2019

Significance of the Pope Visiting Japan(Mr. Kagefumi UENO, Former Ambassador to the Vatican)

post date : 2019.10.21

From November 23 to 26, Pope Francis will come to Japan, with programs such as meetings with the Emperor and Prime Minister Abe, as well as visiting Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The previous papal visit to Japan took place 38 years ago. Besides meetings with the emperor and prime minister, messages Pope sends from Japan to the world will have notable significance.


The FPCJ has invited Mr. Kagefumi Ueno, former Ambassador to the Holy See, who has said the pope’s message will “be seen to contain the essence of the meaning of his visit to Japan”. He will talk about the background and significance of the papal visit to Japan. Mr. Ueno was the Ambassador to the Holy See from 2006 to 2010, after serving as minister in Spain, Consul-General in Melbourne, and Ambassador to Guatemala. He is now active as a civilizational essayist. 



Date: November 1 (Fri), 2019, 14:00-15:30

Briefer: Mr. Kagefumi UENO, Former Ambassador to the Vatican

Language: Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)

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

【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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