Japan-Arab-Islamic Journalists Meeting

November 9, 2005

  1. The Japan-Arab-Islamic Journalists Meeting was held on November 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  2. In the meeting, active discussions were held for many hours under the theme of "The Role of the Media in Overcoming Inaccurate Perceptions between Japan and Arab-Islamic Nations." The meeting touched upon the current state of mutual understanding between Japan and the Arab-Islamic nations and the role of the media in deepening it. Many of the audience participated, including ambassadors to Japan of the countries concerned, and they keenly presented their point of views one after another. In particular, the Egyptian ambassador to Japan proposed that he would lead a party of 20 members of the Japanese press to Egypt.
  3. As the images of each other held by both Japan and the Arab-Islamic countries will have a large influence on correct mutual understanding, the role of the media is extremely important. It is expected that the result of this meeting will contribute to enhance accurate mutual understanding.

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