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FPCJ Symposium “Issues Facing the International Order from the Perspective of the Foreign Media” (Thursday, February 9, 2017)

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Thursday, February 9, 2017 

FPCJ Symposium

Issues Facing the International Order from the Perspective of the Foreign Media



地球Many significant changes are expected around the world for 2017, including the inauguration of a new president in the U.S. and the beginning of negotiations over Brexit. The FPCJ will hold a symposium on the topic of “Issues Facing the International Order from the Perspective of the Foreign Media,” with a panel composed of foreign journalists and Japanese experts.


If you are interested in attending, please apply as explained below. We hope you will be able to attend.



Date and Time: Thursday, February 9, 2017, 15:00–18:10

Location: Japan National Press Club Hall, 10F

 (10F, Nippon Press Center Building, 2-2-1 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)

Organized By: Foreign Press Center Japan (FPCJ)

Supported By: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Admission Fee: Free

Languages: Japanese, English (Simultaneous Interpretation)




The rise of populism and nationalism in recent years has led to instability in international politics, and emerging nations have altered the power balance. At the same time, technological innovation has been accelerating and economies rapidly globalizing, leading to new issues such as increasing inequality in various areas, a trend towards xenophobia, and increased numbers of refugees and migrants. This symposium will have a panel composed of foreign journalists and Japanese experts to discuss the influence of domestic issues on foreign policy both in Japan and in Western countries. There will also be a panel discussion from a comprehensive perspective, including security and economic aspects, on what role each country can play to ensure the stability and prosperity of international society.




 Doors Open



 Opening Speech

 Mr. Kiyotaka Akasaka, President, Foreign Press Center Japan



 Panel Discussion (Session 1)

 Influence of Domestic Issues on Foreign Policy in Japan and Western Countries


 Moderator and Panelists


 Mr. Hirotsugu Aida

  (Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University School of Global Studies and Collaboration,

       Contributing editorial writer for Kyodo News)



 Dr. Toshihiro Nakayama

  (Professor at Keio University Faculty of Policy Management)

 Dr. Yuichi Hosoya

  (Professor at Keio University Faculty of Law)

 Ms. Mary Dejevsky (United Kingdom)

  (Freelance, former Editorial Writer for The Independent)

 ・Ms. Bay Fang (United States)

  (Executive Editor for Radio Free Asia)

 Mr. Jean-Frédéric Légaré-Tremblay (Canada)

  (Jounalist for Le Devoir)









 Panel Discussion (Session 2)

 What Roles Countries Can Play to Ensure the Stability and Prosperity of 

 International Society, Particularly in the Asia-Pacific Region


 Moderator and Panelists: Same as above



 Q&A, Summary



 End of Symposium


*Panelist and moderator profiles will be posted on this page as they become available.

*Program details, times, and panelists/moderators are subject to change without notice.

*A video recording will be made of the panel discussion.

 Members of the audience may appear in this film. Please be aware that the images and audio

 recorded may be used for various purposes, including promotional or as part of a business report.


<How to Apply>

(1)  Follow the link below to apply.

(2)  Fill in your name, organization, job title, email address, and telephone number. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at the number or email address provided below.


*If you have an invitation letter from the FPCJ, please use the QR code printed on the invitation to apply. The QR code link is different from the link provided above.


<Application Deadline>

Monday, February 6, 2017  ※Application closed.


<Contact Information>

FPCJ Strategic Communications Division

Tel: 03-3501-5251



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