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Press Conference by Foreign Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 4:30 p.m. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Opening Remarks

(1) Participation in the Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP)

Mr. Takeshi Osuga, Press Secretary: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) decided to participate as a Public Partner in the JCLP.

The JCLP is a group composed of Japanese companies that aim to realize a sustainable, carbon-free society. The JCLP will be conferred an award at the award ceremony for the Foreign Minister’s Commendations at the Iikura Guest House on July 23 in view of its major contributions to promoting diplomacy on climate change.

In addition, in June 2018, MOFA joined RE100, an initiative launched by international companies aiming to completely cover electricity needs for their business operations using sustainable energy, and MOFA is working toward a 100% use of renewable energy including at diplomatic missions abroad.

Initiatives not only by governments but also non-state actors are essential for climate change countermeasures. MOFA will continue to work on the issue of climate change hand in hand with related domestic and international organizations conducting advanced initiatives.

(2) Visit to Japan by the first Delegation of Young Chinese Media-Related Representatives for the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths 2019 (JENESYS 2019), an Exchange Program for Promoting Understanding of Japan

Press Secretary Osuga: From July 21 to July 28, the first delegation of about 60 young Chinese media-related representatives will visit Japan under the JENESYS 2019 framework, a program for promoting understanding of Japan.

During their stay in Japan, they will receive briefings regarding the themes of “agriculture” and “the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” visit and report on related facilities and more, as well as also visit regional cities, specifically Akita Prefecture and Nagano Prefecture.

2019 is the "Japan-China Youth Exchange Promotion Year." Through this program, it is expected that there will be exchanges between Japanese and Chinese youth who will forge the future and each Chinese participant will deepen his or her multifaceted understanding of Japan, and will become active advocates of the charms of Japan.

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