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Date : January 7, 2021

Forecasting Japanese Politics in 2021 (Dr. Harukata Takenaka, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)

post date : 2020.12.21

Key challenges for the Suga administration in 2021 include how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while still carrying out economic activity, how to bring about a digital and green society, and how to safely hold the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Other topics of interest include the outcome of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election in July and its effects on domestic politics, and the House of Representatives general election in October at the latest.


The FPCJ has invited Dr. Harukata Takenaka, professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, to speak about the outlook for Japanese domestic politics in 2021, which will have a historic number of difficult issues to deal with.


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

Date: Jan. 7 (Thu), 2021, 10:30-12:00 (Deadline for application: Noon, Jan. 6)

■Briefer: Dr. Harukata Takenaka, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation                                  

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 Jan. 6.  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).


■How to Apply: Please refer to either the email or fax we sent.

*We will not be accepting applications by email.


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