This SNA Speakeasy features Gregory Starr on the theme of “The FCCJ Olympic Logo Controversy.”
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported in the last half of May 2020.
A statement has been issued by a group of foreign journalists in the wake of the recent controversy between the Tokyo Olympic Organising Committee and the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan.
The artwork above appeared in the cover of the April 2020 issue of the Number 1 Shimbun, the monthly magazine of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan. Weeks after it first appeared, the Tokyo Olympic Organising Committee demanded that it be withdrawn from public circulation.
Mark Karpeles, former CEO of the now-bankrupt Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, expressed his belief in the potential of cryptocurrency as a viable method of payment while recognizing that there is still serious work to be done regarding security.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad visited Tokyo in late May. The SNA filmed his press conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan. Below are key excerpts, including both the video and transcripts.
A roundup of the most significant news stories from Japan reported on January 31, 2019.
The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan has a new home, not far from the old location. It remains a place for press conferences that otherwise would not be held in Japan.
Last month, Japanese billionaire and founder of clothing website “Zozotown” Yusaku Maezawa announced that he would be SpaceX’s first tourist passenger. Yesterday, Maezawa held a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, in which he outlined his goals for his circumlunar mission.
Dr. Adel Al-Jubeir, Saudi Foreign Minister, addresses Japanese journalists in Tokyo on September 2, 2016. Topics included diplomatic issues with Syria and Iran.