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Date : 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)

post date : 2021.10.14

On October 4, Liberal Democratic Party President Fumio Kishida took office as the 100th prime minister of Japan, forming a new cabinet. In his first policy speech, Prime Minister Kishida stated his intent to prioritize policies for 1) measures to counter COVID-19, 2) bringing about a new capitalism, and 3) diplomacy and security. The House of Representatives will be dissolved on the 14th, the election will be officially announced on the 19th, and voting will take place on the 31st.


The FPCJ has invited Dr. Yu Uchiyama, a professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and an expert on modern Japanese politics, to discuss the House of Representatives election four days before it takes place. He will present key points to consider for the outlook of the election and for the future of Japanese domestic politics.



■Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing, as it will be a Zoom webinar.

■Date: October 27 (Wed.), 2021, 10:00-11:30 (Deadline for application: Noon, October 26)

Briefer: Dr. Yu UCHIYAMA, Professor, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation

As in our standard press briefings, there will be a Q&A session at the end.
*In principle, questions will only be accepted from members of the foreign press.

■Members of the Foreign Press:

Please send any questions for the briefer or topics you are interested in to by 12:00 noon on October 26.  As there will only be a limited amount of time to ask questions during the briefing, we will collect questions and provide them to the briefer in advance.

Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also watch the briefing as observers (admission free).


■How to Apply: Please refer to either the email or fax we sent.

*We will not be accepting applications by email.


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