First Plenary Meeting of the New Japan-Mexico Commission for the 21st Century

July 6, 1999

  1. The 1st Plenary Meeting of the New Japan-Mexico Commission for the 21st Century will be held on July 14 at the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo.

  2. The following are the 12 Commission members:

    Mr. Nobuo Matsunaga, Vice-Chairman, the Japan Institute of International Affairs
    Former Japanese Ambassador to Mexico
    Mr. Sergio González Gálvez, Adviser, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Former Mexican Ambassador to Japan

    [Business Circles]
    Mr. Hisashi Kaneko, Counsellor and Member of the Board, NEC Corporation
    Mr. Akira Nambara, Executive Adviser, Dentsu Inc.
    Mr. Tomas Gonzalez Sada, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director General, Cydsa Group
    Mr. Jose Francisco Serrano Segovia, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Board of Servia Group

    [Academic Circles]
    Mr. Keiichi Tsunekawa, Director, Latin American Program, University of Tokyo
    Mr. Victor Lopez Villafañe, Full Professor, Department of International Relations, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies

    [Journalistic Circles]
    Mr. Hideo Tsuchiya, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Nihon Keizai Shimbun. Inc.
    Mr. Renward García Medrano, Editor-in-Chief, "Tiempo" magazine

    [Cultural Circles]
    Mr. Takefumi Matsui, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
    Mr. Alfredo Philips Olmedo, Former Mexican Ambassador to Japan,
    Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Chamber of Deputies

  3. The New Japan-Mexico Commission for the 21st century is a wisemen's conference of the private sector, which Prime Minister Obuchi and President Zedillo agreed to establish at the summit meeting in November last year. It is expected that the new Commission, based on the achievements of the old Commission that submitted its final report in 1992, will present useful recommendations to the two governments on the bilateral relations between Japan and Mexico toward the 21st century, while taking account of new changes in the international environment.

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