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Date : October 1, 2020

The US Presidential Election and Japan-US Relations (Dr. Yasushi Watanabe, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University)

post date : 2020.09.08


The US presidential election on November 3 is fast approaching. The FPCJ has invited Keio University professor Dr. Yasushi Watanabe to hold an online briefing after the first televised debate between Mr. Trump and Mr. Biden  (to be held on September 30, Japan time), which is considered a key factor in winning the election. He will discuss the outlook for this US presidential election which is being watched around the world, what impact it will have on the international community, and in particular how it will affect future Japan-US relations.

■Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing, as it will be an online press briefing held as a Zoom webinar. 

■Date: October 1, 2020, 14:00-15:30 (Deadline for application: Noon, September 30)

■Briefer: Dr. Yasushi Watanabe, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation                                  

Deadline for application: Noon, September 30
Note: No reply will be sent confirming your application, but after applying an email will be sent before the day of the briefing with details on how to join the briefing.

As in our standard press briefings, there will be a Q&A session at the end.
*In principle, questions will only be accepted from members of the foreign press.

■Members of the Foreign Press:
Please send any questions for the briefer or topics you are interested in to by 12:00 noon on September 30.  As there will only be a limited amount of time to ask questions during the briefing, we will collect questions and provide them to the briefer in advance.

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


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