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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Archive

December 10, 2020

The Potential of Japanese Manga and Anime Shown by the Blockbuster Demon Slayer (Ms. Yuka Ijima, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Sociology, Daito Bunka University)

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December 8, 2020

The Future of Free Trade in 2021—Japanese Leadership and the Response of the New US Administration (Dr. Fukunari Kimura, Professor, Keio University)

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December 3, 2020

The World’s Fastest Supercomputer, Fugaku, Taking Aim at COVID-19 (Dr. Satoshi Matsuoka, Director, RIKEN Center for Computational Science)

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November 27, 2020

Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2 Returns to Earth in World First Accomplishment (Dr. Makoto Yoshikawa, Mission Manager, Hayabusa2 Project Team)

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November 18, 2020

Housing Conditions and Real Estate Market in Japan (Mr. Yoichi Ikemoto, Editor in Chief, Recruit Housing Info Magazine SUUMO)

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November 13, 2020

The US Presidential Election and Japan’s New Cabinet (Dr. Toshihiro Nakayama, Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University)

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October 28, 2020

Will the Pandemic Prompt Regional Revitalization and Ease Overconcentration in Tokyo? (Mr. Yutaka Okada, Senior Economist, Research Department – Public Policy, Mizuho Research Institute Ltd.)

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October 15, 2020

The New Administration and Japanese Security Policy (Prof. Nobukatsu KANEHARA, Faculty of Law Department of Political Science, Doshisha University)

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October 8, 2020

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Japanese Corporate Activity (Mr. Shougo Maruyama, Information Reporting Section Manager, Teikoku Databank, Ltd. Tokyo Head Branch)

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October 2, 2020

How Will the Japanese Economy Recover from the Pandemic? (Dr. Keiichiro Kobayashi, Research Director, The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research)

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October 1, 2020

The US Presidential Election and Japan-US Relations (Dr. Yasushi Watanabe, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University)

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September 29, 2020

The Korean Peninsula and Japan in 2020 (Dr. Junya Nishino, Keio Univ. Prof. & Director of Keio Center for Contemporary Korean Studies)

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September 11, 2020

[CHANGE of SCHEDULE from Sept 16 to Sept 11] Post-Abe and Domestic Japanese Politics (Dr. Yu UCHIYAMA, Professor, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)

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August 4, 2020

75 Years Since the Bombing—Nagasaki’s Hopes, Prayers, and Lessons

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July 31, 2020

“Challenge Zero”- New action by Japanese companies in the field of climate change

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July 27, 2020

Hiroshima Survivor’s Thoughts 75 Years After the Atomic Bombing (Ms. Keiko Ogura)

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July 15, 2020

Post-COVID-19 Geopolitics—The Future of US-China Tension and Japan’s Role (Dr. Akihiko Tanaka, President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)

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July 14, 2020

Japanese Diplomacy 75 Years After World War II (Dr. Masayuki Tadokoro, Keio University)

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June 30, 2020

Japanese Society and Families After COVID-19—Responding to Changes (Professor Masahiro Yamada, Faculty of Letters, Chuo University)

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June 24, 2020

Post-COVID-19 Geopolitics —Japan’s Role in The Future of International Health Cooperation (Prof. Kayo Takuma, Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics, Tokyo Metropolitan University)

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June 19, 2020

Was Japan’s COVID-19 Response a Success? Preparing for a Second Wave (Dr. Kazuhiro Tateda, Toho Univ. Prof./President of Japan’s Infectious Diseases Assoc. )

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May 27, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Japanese Economy (DIR Senior Executive Managing Director Mitsumaru Kumagai)

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May 15, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Japanese Economy (Mr. Yasuhide Yajima, NLI Research Institute Chief Economist)

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February 25, 2020

FY2019 Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management at Fukushima Daiichi NPS (METI/TEPCO)

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February 18, 2020

Nine Years After the Great East Japan Earthquake and TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Accident, Fukushima’s Recovery and the 2020 Olympics

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February 14, 2020

Tokyo’s Efforts Towards Society 5.0, a Super-Smart Society (Mr. Miyasaka Manabu, Vice Governor of Tokyo)

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January 15, 2020

Japan Cultural Expo – Nihonhaku (Deputy Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Nakaoka & President of Japan Arts Council Kawamura)                         

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January 8, 2020

Japanese Politics in 2020: The 8th Year of the Abe Administration (Dr. Harukata TAKENAKA, GRIPS Prof.)

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