Press Conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan

On February 24, CJR Assistant, Uno Kakegawa, was invited by CJR Senior Fellow, Andrew Horvat, to attend a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) in Tokyo. The press conference was attended by Sergey Korsunsky, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Japan, Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, and Haitze Siemes, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the European Union to Japan. Held on the first anniversary of the start of the Russian invasion, the conference discussed how the Russia – Ukraine conflict is evolving and the stakes for Japan and its partners.

The recording of the press conference can be found here and students, academics and faculty are able to access live streaming and recordings of past and future press conferences on the FCCJ YouTube Channel.

The CJR is thankful for the wonderful opportunities for students both within Canada, Japan and beyond.


Lunch with Ambassador Yamanouchi!

On February 16, Research Assistants Mana Murakami and Mei Terasawa from the Center for Japanese Research and the Konwakai Chair and were invited to attend a lunch with Ambassador Yamanouchi from the Embassy of Japan in Canada. The Center for Japanese Research would like to thank Ambassador Yamanouchi for taking the time to speak to current students and aspiring young diplomats.