Joint Meeting of the Council on Safety Measures for International Cooperation Projects (Third Meeting) and the Review Task Force on the Recommendations of the Bolstering Safety Measures for Japanese Nationals Overseas (Third Meeting)

July 25, 2016
Japanese

  • Joint Meeting of the Council on Safety Measures for International Cooperation Projects (Third Meeting)
  1. 1. The Joint Meeting of the Council on Safety Measures for International Cooperation Projects (Third Meeting) and the Review Task Force on the Recommendations of the Bolstering Safety Measures for Japanese Nationals Overseas (Third Meeting) took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on July 25.

    2. Attendees at the meeting were Mr. Seiji Kihara, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Masakazu Hamachi, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and representatives from relevant ministries and agencies. The following specialists in regional situations and crisis management and representatives from small businesses also attended to exchange views.

    Takeshi Akagi : General Manager, International Division, The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    Isao Itabashi : Chief Analyst, Chief of Center for Analysis and Studies; Visiting Professor, Musashino University
    Toshiro Kojima : Executive Officer, Kyodo News Digital Co., Ltd.
    Shuji Hosaka : Assistant Director, JIME Center, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
    Jun Honna : Professor, Faculty of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University

    3. Finally, the Council on Safety Measures for International Cooperation Projects confirmed plans to continue steady work toward formulating new safety measures, which are to be announced by the end of August, and to submit an interim report to Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, at the start of August. Additionally, the Review Task Force on the Recommendations of the Bolstering Safety Measures for Japanese Nationals Overseas agreed to submit a report to Minister Kishida at the start of August.