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Date : March 3, 2021

The Future of Japan-US Relations Under the New Biden Administration (Dr. Mieko Nakabayashi, Professor, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University)

post date : 2021.02.19

Inaugurated on January 20, US President Joe Biden has demonstrated his intent to repair the deep divisions in American society by establishing four key issues for his administration: COVID-19, economic recovery, racial equity, and climate change. While indicating plans for international cooperation with a return to the Paris Agreement, he has also shown that he will continue taking a hardline stance against China, which the US is said to be in a new cold war with. Prime Minister Suga has announced that he plans to cooperate closely with the Biden administration, and further strengthen the Japan-US alliance. How will Japan and the US build cooperative relationships not only for security issues, but for trade issues and the COVID-19 pandemic as well?


The FPCJ has invited Dr. Mieko Nakabayashi, a professor at Waseda University, to discuss the future of 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: March 3 (Wed), 2021, 15:00-16:30 (Deadline for application: Noon, March 2)

■Briefer: Dr. Mieko Nakabayashi, Professor, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University
■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:

Since there will only be a limited time for Q&A, please include the questions you would like to ask the briefer with your application or please send questions to (Deadline for questions: Noon, March 2). For questions which multiple people submitted, the moderator will ask the question.

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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