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Date : February 8, 2021

Making Japan Into a Global Financial Center (Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Financial Services Agency)

post date : 2021.01.25

In a policy speech by Prime Minister Suga in October 2020, he stated, “We will welcome finance professionals from overseas as we strive to be a financial center for Asia and the world. To this end, we will immediately review relevant aspects of our tax system, provide broader administrative services in English, and relax the requirements for residential status.” Expanding Japan’s role as an international financial center is one of the key policies of the Suga administration. Near the end of 2020, the government published the New Comprehensive Economic Measures, including a policy package of initiatives to expand Japan's role as an international financial center.


This briefing will invite senior officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Financial Services Agency, who compiled the policy package, to provide an overview of these policies and an explanation of the context behind them.


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

■Date: February 8 (Mon), 2021, 13:30-15:00 (Deadline for application: Noon, February 5)

■Briefer: 1. Takanori Arima, Director, Second China and Mongolia Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs

                     Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
                2. Hiroshi Okada, Director, Strategy Development Division, Financial Services Agency

■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 February 5.  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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