Press Briefings (Notices)

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The FPCJ holds briefings given by Cabinet ministers, high-ranking government officials and leading experts in various fields about four times a month so foreign journalists can better understand the current situation in Japan. About 20 to 30 foreign journalists usually attend these press briefings giving background on current issues in Japan.
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Check Press Briefings (Reports) for video reports of past briefings.

Archive

May 18, 2021

Social Security Reform for a Super-Aged Society—Preventing Senior Poverty (Dr. Takashi Oshio, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)

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April 30, 2021

The Mysteries of Space Revealed by the Hayabusa2 (Dr. Makoto Yoshikawa, Mission Manager, Hayabusa2 Project Team)

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April 28, 2021

OECD Secretary-General on Japan after the COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Role in the Indo-Pacific Region

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April 16, 2021

Will Japan Close the Gap in Digital Transformation?ーDuty and Responsibility (Dr. Jun Murai, Professor, Keio University)

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April 7, 2021

Increasing US-China Tension and the Future of Japan-China Relations (Dr. Akio Takahara, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo)

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March 23, 2021

Tax Reform in Japan after COVID-19—Will Inequality Be Reduced? (Dr. Shigeki Morinobu, Research Director, The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research)

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March 17, 2021

Japanese-South Korean Relations in 2021 (Dr. Kan Kimura, Kobe Univ. Professor/Director of Center for Asian Academic Collaboration)

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March 4, 2021

The current situation of Fukushima Daiichi NPS (METI/TEPCO)

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March 3, 2021

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

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March 1, 2021

Carbon Neutral in 2050—The Current State of and Challenges for Japan’s Energy Policy (Dr. Takeo Kikkawa, Professor, International University of Japan)

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February 22, 2021

Minister for Reconstruction Katsuei Hirasawa Discusses the Current State of and Challenges for Reconstruction Ten Years After the Great East Japan Earthquake

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February 17, 2021

Fukushima Governor Discusses Reconstruction, Ten Years After the Nuclear Accident (Mr. Masao Uchibori, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture)

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February 8, 2021

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

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January 14, 2021

Japanese Foreign Policy in 2021 (Dr. Ken Jimbo, Professor, Keio University)

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January 12, 2021

Minister for Administrative Reform and Regulatory Reform Taro Kono—How Japan Will Change with Administrative and Regulatory Reform

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January 8, 2021

The Japanese Economy in 2021—Recovering from the COVID-19 Recession (Mr. Taro Saito, NLI Research Institute)

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January 7, 2021

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

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