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Date : September 11, 2020

[CHANGE of SCHEDULE from Sept 16 to Sept 11] Post-Abe and Domestic Japanese Politics (Dr. Yu UCHIYAMA, Professor, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)

post date : 2020.09.02

Press Briefing "The COVID-19 Pandemic and Domestic Japanese Politics from Fall 2020 Onward" by Dr. Yu UCHIYAMA, was rescheduled to September 11, 14:00-15:30.


With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe having announced his resignation, the longest administration in Japan’s history is ending after seven years and eight months. In mid-September, after the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan’s leadership election and the election of the prime minister in the National Diet, there will be a new prime minister and a new cabinet.


The FPCJ has invited Dr. Yu Uchiyama, an expert in modern Japanese politics and a professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, to hold a briefing just ahead of the LDP leadership election and look back at this unprecedented long administration, as well as discussing the policies of the candidates for LDP president, the outlook for the election, the challenges the new prime minister will face, and the future of domestic politics in Japan.


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

■Date: September 11 (Fri), 2020, 14:00-15:30 (Deadline for application: Noon, September 10)

■Briefer: Dr. Yu UCHIYAMA, Professor, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation

■Deadline for application: Noon, September 10

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 10.  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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