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Date : September 19, 2019

Video report: International Situation Around Iran and Japan’s Response (Mr. Nobuhisa Degawa, NHK Executive Commentator)

post date : 2019.09.20

With tensions high in the Middle East due to strained relations between the US and Iran, on August 28 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was visiting Japan, and stated that Japan intended to continue diplomatic efforts towards easing tensions and stabilizing the situation. The two agreed that Japan and Iran would stay in close contact with each other, and with the UN General Assembly to be held in September, the decision was made to try to arrange a meeting between Prime Minister Abe and President Hassan Rouhani. What role will Japan, with its traditionally friendly relations with Iran, have to play in stabilizing the Middle East?


The FPCJ invited Middle East and Islam expert Mr. Nobuhisa Degawa, NHK Executive Commentator, who was previously NHK’s bureau chief in Tehran, Jerusalem, and Cairo, to discuss this topic.


The briefing had a total of 24 participants including journalists from South Korea, Russia, and Hungary.

- Date: September 19 (Thu), 2019

- Briefer: Mr. Nobuhisa Degawa, NHK Executive Commentator

- Language:  Japanese (with consecutive English interpretation)


Related links(NHK commentary by Mr. Degawa /in Japanese)

September 6 (Fri), 2019

July 8 (Mon), 2019



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