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

November 30, 2021

Will Increasing Managerial Resource Mobility and Innovation Be the Key to Japan’s Economic Revival? (Dr. Hiroshi Shimizu, Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University)

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November 4, 2021

Decarbonization and the SDGs—Changing Corporate Environmental Awareness (Dr. Norichika Kanie, Professor, Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance)

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October 29, 2021

The Future of the TPP and Japan’s Response, as China and Taiwan Apply (Dr. Fukunari Kimura, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University)

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October 27, 2021

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

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October 27, 2021

Can Decarbonization Be Achieved with the New Basic Energy Plan? (Ms. Yukari Takamura, Professor, The University of Tokyo Institute for Future Initiatives)

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October 22, 2021

Japan’s Contributions to Peacebuilding in Afghanistan (Dr. Daisaku Higashi, Professor, Center for Global Education and Discovery, Sophia University)

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October 21, 2021

Japan’s Contributions to Carbon Recycling, the Key to Decarbonization (Mr. Hiroshi Tsuchiya, Director, Carbon Recycling Promotion Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI)

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September 28, 2021

ADB President Asakawa on the Asian Economic Forecast and the Response to the Covid Crisis

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September 21, 2021

Is There any Solution to the Pandemic-Accelerated Decline in Birthrate? (Mr. Masashi Kawai, President, The Research Institute of Countermeasures for population Decline)

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September 15, 2021

US-China Struggle for Technological Hegemony and Japanese Economic Security Policy (Dr. Kazuto Suzuki, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo)

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September 9, 2021

Cooperation with IAEA on the handling of ALPS Treated Water at TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

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August 31, 2021

Paralympics Special Program “The Technology of SMEs Supporting Para Athletes”

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August 27, 2021

Implementation of the IAEA’s 5th Review Mission for Decommissioning of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

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August 17, 2021

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics: Our Pledge for a Successful Games (Ms. KOIKE Yuriko, Governor of Tokyo)

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July 13, 2021

Women’s Pro Soccer League, WE League— The Inaugural Chair’s Vision for Becoming the Best League in the World (Ms. Kikuko Okajima, Chair of WE League)

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July 12, 2021

Japanese Contributions to Dealing with Climate Change (Mr. Keichi Ono, Global Issues Director-General/Assistant Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

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July 9, 2021

What Contributions Can Japan Make to Real Progress in Nuclear Disarmament? (Dr. Nobumasa Akiyama, Professor, School of International and Public Policy, Hitotsubashi University)

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July 8, 2021

Nagasaki at a New Start Line Towards the 100th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing—Passing on the Realities of the Atomic Bombing and Hopes for Peace (Mr. Tomihisa Taue, Mayor of Nagasaki)

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July 7, 2021

Hiroshima’s Efforts for World Peace and the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, 76 Years After the Atomic Bombing

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June 17, 2021

Forecasting Japan’s Economy After the Pandemic—Will Digital and Green Initiatives Help Its Recovery? (Mr. Yasuhide Yajima, NLI Research Institute Chief Economist)

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June 11, 2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Changes to Japan’s Temples and the Japanese View of Life and Death (Rev. Hidenori Ukai , Journalist/Head Priest of Shogakuji Temple/Representative Director of Yoi-Otera Research Institute)

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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)

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June 1, 2021

Toward a Decarbonized Society in 2050—How the Business Community Will Act (Mr. Kengo Sakurada, Keizai Doyukai Chairman)

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May 26, 2021

Economic Recovery and Decarbonization—Can Japan Set an Example? (Mr. Takejiro Sueyoshi, Japan Climate Initiative Representative)

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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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