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

November 28, 2019

What is the Goal of the Ainu Policy Promotion Act? (Director of Hokkaido Univ. Center for Ainu and Indigenous Studies Dr. Teruki TSUNEMOTO)  

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November 14, 2019

Possible Breakthroughs to Improve Japanese–South Korean Relations? (Mr. Kenichiro Sasae, President of the Japan Institute of International Affairs)

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November 1, 2019

Significance of the Pope Visiting Japan(Mr. Kagefumi UENO, Former Ambassador to the Vatican)

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October 18, 2019

New Role of the Emperor and Public Opinion (Dr. Eiichi Miyashiro, The Asahi Shimbun Senior Staff Writer)

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October 16, 2019

Imperial Succession Ceremonies—Matching the Times in Passing on Traditions (Dr. Keiko Hongo, Professor, Historiographical Institute the University of Tokyo)

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September 30, 2019

Healthcare, Nursing, and Employment in an Age of Living to 100 (Japan Research Institute Chairperson Yuri Okina)

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September 26, 2019

Japan’s Growing Free Trade Network —Ahead of the Japan-US Free Trade Agreement (Dr. Fukunari KIMURA, Professor, Keio University)

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September 19, 2019

International Situation Around Iran and Japan’s Response (Mr. Nobuhisa Degawa, Executive Commentator, NHK)

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September 13, 2019

Reducing Food Loss in Japan (Dr. Tomio KOBAYASHI, Professor, Aichi Institute of Technology)

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August 21, 2019

One Year Until the Tokyo Paralympics (Organising Committee executives and Paralympians)

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July 29, 2019

Middle-aged Hikikomori—Current Situation, Issues, and Outlook (Prof. Tamaki SAITO, Tsukuba University)

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July 19, 2019

Outlook for Domestic Japanese Politics After the House of Councillors Election (Dr. Yu UCHIYAMA, Professor, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)

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July 12, 2019

Basic Policies for Economic and Fiscal Management 2019 and Future of Japan’s Economy (Prof. Shumpei TAKEMORI, Keio University)

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July 9, 2019

Current status of CITES and discussion on elephant conservation in Africa and Japan’s ivory markets

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July 4, 2019

Protecting Japan from Increasing Cyber Attacks—Current State of and Issues for Cybersecurity (Mr. Tomoo Yamauchi, Deputy Director-General, NISC, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan)

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June 24, 2019

G20 Osaka Summit—Strengthening Free Trade and Data Free Flow with Trust (Dr. Fukunari KIMURA, Professor, Keio University)

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June 13, 2019

Japan’s Role in Multilateral Economic Cooperation—Ahead of the Osaka G20 Summit (Prof. Shujiro Urata, Waseda University)

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May 21, 2019

Is Japan Reluctant to Shift to a Cashless Society?—Current Situation and Outlook (Mr. Yuki Fukumoto, Researcher, NLI Research Institute Financial Research Department)

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May 20, 2019

The Future of Japan-China Relations—Ahead of the G20 Osaka Summit (Prof. Shin Kawashima, The University of Tokyo)

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May 10, 2019

Economic Slowdown in China and its Impact on Japan (Mr. Kiyoyuki Seguchi, Research Director, the Canon Institute for Global Studies)

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April 25, 2019

The US under the Trump Administration and Japan (Dr. Yasushi Watanabe, Graduate School of Media, Keio University)

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April 16, 2019

How Will the Media Report on the Imperial Succession? (The Asahi Shimbun Senior Staff Writer Dr. Eiichi Miyashiro)

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April 9, 2019

The Role of the Emperor as a Symbol as Developed in the Heisei Period (Mr. Makoto Inoue, Nikkei Senior Staff Writer)

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March 17, 2019

Immigration Law Revisions and Acceptance of Foreign Workers

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March 12, 2019

Women’s Empowerment in Japan, WAW!/W20 – Toward G20 Summit (W20 Japan 2019 Co-chair Haruno Yoshida)

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February 28, 2019

Science 20 Japan 2019, Focusing on Ocean Plastic Pollution

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February 25, 2019

Decommissioning and Measures for Contaminated Water at Fukushima Daiichi NPS (METI/TEPCO)

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February 21, 2019

Building Economic & Sporting Legacy of Rugby World Cup 2019 (Organising Committee CEO Shimazu/ Ambassador Sakuraba (Kamaishi Seawaves GM))

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February 8, 2019

The International Situation and Challenges for Japanese Diplomacy in 2019 (Mr. Mitoji Yabunaka, Ritsumeikan University, Visiting Professor)

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February 7, 2019

Development of Flying Cars (SkyDrive Inc. President Mr. Tomohiro Fukuzawa)

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January 31, 2019

Japan’s Strategy for Flying Cars

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January 24, 2019

Issues and Outlook for the Japanese Economy in 2019 (Dr. Motoshige Itoh, Professor, Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University)

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January 17, 2019

Efforts towards 40 Million Inbound Tourists (Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner Mr. Hiroshi Tabata)

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January 15, 2019

Japanese Politics in 2019: The 7th Year of the Abe Administration (Dr. Harukata TAKENAKA, GRIPS Prof.)

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