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Date : September 29, 2020

Video report: The Korean Peninsula and Japan in 2020 (Dr. Junya Nishino, Keio Univ. Prof. & Director of Keio Center for Contemporary Korean Studies)

post date : 2020.09.29

While relations between Japan and South Korea, Japan and North Korea, or the US and North Korea show no signs of improvement, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has admitted the country’s economy has been performing poorly due to economic sanctions and COVID-19. He announced that the next Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea would be held in January 2021, where he will present a new five-year plan. Preparations are also thought to be underway for a military parade in October to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party. With the US presidential election to be held in November, what actions North Korea will take is a matter of interest.

The FPCJ invited Dr. Junya Nishino, a professor at Keio University and Director of the Keio Center for Contemporary Korean Studies, to speak about the situation in the Korean Peninsula and its impact on Japanese foreign and security policy.



The briefing had a total of 30 participants including journalists from Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, the UK, and the USA.

Distributed Material(Japanese only)

■Date: Sept. 29 (Tue), 2020, 11:00-12:30

■Briefer: Dr. Junya Nishino, Professor of Keio University/ Director of the Keio Center for Contemporary Korean Studies

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation


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