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

July 16, 2024

Initiatives for Nuclear Disarmament by Nagasaki (Mr. Shiro Suzuki, Nagasaki Mayor)

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July 8, 2024

※※CANCELED※※ Strategy and Joint Operations in the Reiwa Era(General YOSHIDA Yoshihide, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff )

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July 2, 2024

Towards the 10th Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM10)(Dr. Izumi Kobayashi, President, Japan Pacific Islands Association/Professor at Osaka Gakuin University)

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June 28, 2024

The Future of Japanese Cities: Japan in 2120, Based on a Statistical Prediction Model(Dr. Tomoya Mori, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

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June 20, 2024

Towards a Tourism Nation—Increased Inbound Tourism, Tourism Issues, and Future Initiatives(Mr. Ichiro Takahashi, Commissioner, Japan Tourism Agency )

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June 14, 2024

Uses of and Issues with Drones in Times of Disaster—As Seen in the Response to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake(Dr. Shoichiro Uchiyama, Chief Expert Researcher, Multi-hazard Risk Assessment Research Division, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience)

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June 14, 2024

Public-Private Partnerships to Achieve 30% of Global Market Share for SDVs by 2030 (Mr. Takeru Ito, Chief, METI Manufacturing Industries Bureau Automobile Section Mobility DX Office/Mr. Shinpei Kato, CEO and CTO, Tier IV, Inc.)

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May 31, 2024

Generative AI and Japanese Initiatives  (Dr. Yutaka Matsuo, Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)

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May 8, 2024

Japan’s Defense and Security Strategy (Mr. ONODERA Itsunori, Chair of LDP Research Commission on Security and Former Minister of Defense)

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April 4, 2024

Prime Minister KISHIDA’s official visit to the United States of America (Briefer: Mr. ARIMA Yutaka, Assistant Minister (Ambassador), Director-General of North American Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MOFA)

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March 21, 2024

The Rise of the Global South and the Future of Japanese Diplomacy(Professor Yuichi Hosoya, Faculty of Law, Keio University)

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March 19, 2024

Solving Problems in the Construction Industry in an Era of Declining Birthrate and Aging Population with DX(Professor Kazuyoshi Tateyama, Research Organization of Science and Technology, Ritsumeikan University)

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March 18, 2024

Examining the Situation in North Korea (Professor Atsuhito Isozaki, Keio University )

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March 14, 2024

Press Briefing By Mr. Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA)

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March 12, 2024

The Relationship Between Climate Change and Cherry Blossoms, Mr. Daisuke Sasano , Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

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March 6, 2024

Two Years After the Beginning of Russia’s Full-scale Invasion of Ukraine, How Will Japan Support Ukraine?(Dr. Michito Tsuruoka, Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University)

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February 15, 2024

Future Japan-US Relations In Light of the Upcoming Presidential Election (Dr. Yasushi Watanabe, Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University)

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February 14, 2024

Significance of the Successful Moon Landing by SLIM(Dr. Shinichiro Sakai, Project Manager, SLIM Project Team, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA))

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February 8, 2024

Outlook for the Japanese Economy in 2024 (Mr. Hideo Kumano, Chief Economist, Economic Research Department, Dai-ichi Life Research Institute)

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January 31, 2024

Popularization and Passing on Skills of Washoku, Ten Years After Inclusion on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List (Mr. Yoshihiro Murata, Master Chef at Kikunoi)

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January 25, 2024

Japan-Taiwan Relations Considering the Results of Taiwan’s Presidential Election (Dr. Madoka Fukuda, Professor, Department of Global Politics, Faculty of Law, HOSEI University )

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January 12, 2024

Outlook for Domestic Japanese Politics in 2024 (Dr. Yu UCHIYAMA, Professor, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences)

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