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Date : June 9, 2015

Video Report (Press Briefing): Current State and Future of Japan-ROK and Japan-DPRK Relations

post date : 2015.06.17

June 22, 2015, will mark the 50th anniversary of the normalization of relations between Japan and South Korea. At the beginning of June 2015, it was reported that South Korean President Park Geun-hye is showing a more positive attitude towards a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. It has been nearly one year since reopening the investigation committee looking into abductions of Japanese citizens by North Korea, and there is interest in what results it will have.


The FPCJ invited Mr. Junya Nishino, Associate Professor, Keio University Faculty of Law, and an expert on the situation in the Korean Peninsula, to speak about the background of this issue and future policies.


The briefing had a total of 31 participants, including 13 journalists from China, South Korea, France, Germany, the UK and the US, and thirteen embassy representatives.




[Materials distributed at the press briefing]

1. Outline (Japanese only)

2. AJW (Asia & Japan Watch), The Asahi Shimbun (June 2, 2015)

3. AJISS-Commentary No. 210 (May 15, 2015)


Mr. Junya Nishino, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Keio University Faculty of Law

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