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Happy New Year from FPCJ

post date : 2015.01.01

Happy New Year!


 We at the FPCJ would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for your support and cooperation over the past year. It was a fruitful year thanks to your support, with the FPCJ providing assistance to foreign press, disseminating valuable information about Japan, and even attempting several new ventures.


 2015 will mark 70 years since the end of World War II. We would like to promote the international cooperation and peace efforts Japan has engaged in since the war. With the population decline in Japan forecast to continue, the economic and social conditions of Japan are undergoing significant changes such as an increasing proportion of seniors, and greater numbers of women participating in the workforce. Foreign media continue to show interest in Japanese politics, economy, diplomacy and security issues, but in recent years there has been growing interest in initiatives to deal with the declining birth rate and the depopulation of rural areas. Examples include initiatives for vitalizing local economies, female participation in the workforce, medicine and nursing care, and disaster prevention and reduction.


 At the FPCJ, we believe that solving these economic and social issues is necessary for the sustained growth of Japan, and that information about these solutions will be useful to the development of other countries. With this in mind, we will work to disseminate information on Japanese initiatives to the foreign press, and strive to ensure it leads to worthwhile reporting.


 With your cooperation again this year, we would like to develop an even more diverse information dispersal network through “ all Japan” cooperation with partners including central and local governments, universities, the media, organizations, and businesses in order to more effectively disseminate information on Japan overseas.


 We would like to ask for your continued support and assistance.


 We hope 2015 turns out to be an excellent year for you.


January 1, 2015


Foreign Press Center Japan


Kiyotaka Akasaka

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