The 7th Japan-China Human Rights Dialogue

November 24, 2011

  1. The 7th Japan-China Human Rights Dialogue was held on Thursday, November 24 in Tokyo.

  2. This dialogue was launched as a result of the Japan-China foreign ministerial meeting held in March 1997, where both sides agreed to start the Japan-China Human Rights Dialogue. This is the 7th dialogue, followed by last one which was held in July 2010 in Beijing.

  3. Heads of delegations are as follows:
    ・The Japanese side:
    Mr. MIYAJIMA Akio,
      Ambassador in charge of UN affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan;
    ・The Chinese side:
    Ms. QI Xiaoxia,
      Special Representative on Human Rights, and Deputy Director-general, Department of International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’ Republic of China.

  4. At the dialogue, both sides exchanged views concerning domestic human rights policy and practice of respective countries, and the cooperation in the area of human rights at the United Nations.

  5. Both sides agreed to arrange for holding the next dialogue hosted by China at an appropriate time.

(Reference) Japan-China Human Rights Dialogue
  The 1st dialogue: October 1997 (Tokyo)
  The 2nd dialogue: July 1998 (Beijing)
  The 3rd dialogue: January 2000 (Tokyo)
  The 4th dialogue: July 2008 (Beijing)
  The 5th dialogue: July 2009 (Tokyo)
  The 6th dialogue: July 2010 (Beijing)

    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)