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Date : June 4, 2021

The Global Situation and Japan During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Ahead of the G7 Summit (Mr. Hitoshi Tanaka, Chairman of the Institute for International Strategy, JRI)

post date : 2021.05.24

In a communiqué released at the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers’ Meeting held in early May, China, Russia, and the COVID-19 pandemic were listed as the biggest threats currently facing the world. At the G7 Summit starting from June 11 in Cornwall, England, the main topics will include climate change, and financial aid to developing countries.

How will Japan cope with the post COVID-19 situations? The FPCJ has invited Mr. Hitoshi Tanaka, Chairman of the Institute for International Strategy at the Japan Research Institute (JRI) and former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, to discuss this topic ahead of the G7 Summit in Cornwall.       


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

■Date: June 4 (Fri), 2021, 14:00-15:30 (Deadline for application: Noon, June 3)

Briefer: Mr. Hitoshi Tanaka, Chairman of the Institute for International Strategy,

                   Japan Research Institute (JRI)  

■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 June 3.  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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