Foreign Policy Luncheon


What is Foreign Policy Luncheon?

The “Foreign Policy Luncheon” is organized monthly to provide an occasion for governors and business members of GFJ to meet, in an informal and confidential manner, with senior officials of the Japanese Government and other authorities in the field of international affairs. Speakers are invited to give a talk which is followed by questions and answers. The meeting is conducted in Japanese. The “Foreign Policy Luncheon” is held under the co-sponsorship of GFJ with its sister organizations, the “Japan Forum on International Relations,” and the “Council on East Asian Community.”


Amb. FUJISAKI Ichiro
Amb. FUJISAKI Ichiro
speaking
Prof. MORIMORO Satoshi
Prof. Kokubun Ryosei
speaking
Mr. TANIGAKI Sadakazu
Mr. TANIGAKI Sadakazu
speaking

List of Speakers

2017

Sep.27 NAWA Toshio Executive Director / Senior Security Analyst, Cyber Defense Institute
Jul.24 URATA Shujiro Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University
Jun.12 UEMURA Tsukasa Director-General, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau
May.25 HARUNA Mikio Journalist
Apr.21 WATANABE Hirotaka Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Mar.9 MASUJIMA Minoru Deputry Director General, International Cooperation Bureau
Feb.16 KAWAI Katsuyuki Special Advisor to the Prime Minister / Member of the House of Representatives

2016

Dec.26 NAKANISHI Hiroshi Dean and Professor, Kyoto University School of Government / Councilor, JFIR
Nov.28 NAKAYAMA Toshihiro Professor, Keio University
Oct.19 MIYAKE Kunihiko Research Director, the Canon Institute for Global Studies
Sep.8 ITO Motoshige Professor, Gakushuin University
Jul.5 SUGIYAMA Shinsuke Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Jun.14 KUROE Tetsuro Administrative Vice-Minister of Defense
May.31 SHIMADA Haruo President, Chiba University of Commerce / Auditor and Vice Chairman, JFIR
Apr.12 TOSHIKAWA Takao Editor in Chief, Tokyo Insideline
Mar.23 OKONOGI Masao Honorary Professor, Keio University / Intellectual Member, Policy Council
Jan.28 TANAKA Akihiko former President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) / Professor, the University of Tokyo / Supreme Councilor, JFIR

2015

Nov.10 MOGI Yuzaburo Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board, Kikkoman Corp.
Oct.20 SUGAWARA Ikuro Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Sep.25 KIUCHI Minoru State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Jul.21 YAMASAKI Tatsuo Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance of Japan
Jun.19 KAMIYA Matake Trustee, JFIR / Professor, National Defense Academy of Japan
Apr.28 IHARA Junichi Director-General, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Mar.23 IKEUCHI Satoshi Associate Professor, The University of Japan 

2014

Dec.15 KAWANO Hirobumi President, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation
Nov.19 OSHIMA Kenzo former Commissioner, Nuclear Regulation Authority
Oct.7 ITO Kenichi President, JFIR / Chairman of JFIR Policy Council
    TAKEUCHI Yukio Member of JFIR Policy Council / former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Sep.3 IWATA Kazumasa President, Japan Center for Economic Research
Jul.1 KOMORI Yoshihisa Visiting Correspondednt stationed in Washington, the Sankei Shimbun
Jun.3 TAKESADA Hideshi Professor, Graduate School of Takushoku University
May. 20 YOSHIZAKI Tatsuhiko Chief Economist and Executive Vice President, Sojitz Research Institute
Apr. 14 TANIGAKI Sadakazu Minister of Justice
Mar. 31 ISHIGE Hiroyuki Chairman & CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Feb. 26 KOZUKI Toyohisa Deputy Director-General, European Affairs Bureau, MOFA


2013

Dec. 10 MIKURIYA Takashi Professor emeritus, the University of Tokyo
Nov.19 NISHI Masanori Vice Minister of Defense
Oct.17 TANIGUCHI Tomohiko Councillor, Cabinet Secretariat
Jul.25 FURUSAWA Mitsuhiro Vice Minister, Minister of Finance
Jul.25 NISHI Osamu Professor emeritus, Komazawa University
Jun.27 WATANABE Toshio President, Takushoku University
May.15 TOYODA Masakazu Chairman & CEO, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
Apr.25 MIYAGAWA Makio Director-General, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau
Mar.6 FUJISAKI Ichiro former Ambassador to the United States
Feb.13 KAWAI Chikao Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs


2012

Dec.5 MAEDA Eiji Director-General, Research and Statistics Department, Bank of Japan
Nov.13 WATANABE Tsuneo Senior Fellow, The Tokyo Foundation
Sep.6 ITO Hiroshi Managing Director, Cyber Security Laboratory
Aug.2 ITO Kenichi President, JFIR / Chairman of JFIR Policy Council
SHIMADA Haruo President, Chiba University of Commerce
Jul.5 OKADA Hideichi Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Jun.15 SUZUKI Tohichi Political Columnist
May.11 ABE Shinzo former Prime Minister
Apr.10 TANBA Minoru former Ambassador of Japan to Russia
Mar.21 KOJO Yoshiko Professor, The University of Tokyo
Feb.9 ITO Kenichi President, JFIR / Chairman of JFIR Policy Council


2011

Nov. 18 SUEMATSU Yoshinori Special Advisor to the Prime Minister
Oct. 31 TSURUOKA Koji Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sep. 27 SHIGEIE Toshinori former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
Jul. 13 MIZUKAMI Masashi  Director-General, Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jun. 30 KITABATA Takao former Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
May. 19 TATEYAMA Ryoji Professor, National Defense Academy of Japan
Apr. 12 KODERA Jiro Director-General of the European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mar. 10 OKONOGI Masao Professor, Keio University
Feb. 17 YANASE Tadao Director, Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry


2010

Dec. 1 HIRABAYASHI Hiroshi Vice President, JFIR
IGUCHI Yasushi Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University
Nov. 10 SHINODA Kenji Director-General, Intelligence and Analysis Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Oct. 13 ISHIGE Hiroyuki former Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy
Sep. 15 TAKAHARA Hikojiro CEO, Consul Bution Co., Ltd
July. 27 KONOE Tadateru Councilor of JFIR, President of The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and The Japanese Red Cross Society
June. 18 OHYA Eiko Trustee, JFIR/Journalist
May. 12 KITAOKA Shinichi Professor, The University of Tokyo
Apr. 14 ENDO Koichi Professor, Takushoku University Graduate School
Mar. 16 TAMAKI Rintaro Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs
Feb. 17 YABUNAKA Mitoji Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs


2009

Dec. 7 ITO Kenichi President, JFIR
MORIMOTO Satoshi Professor & Director, Institute of World Studies, Takushoku University
Nov. 10 SHIMADA Haruo President, Chiba University of Commerce
Oct. 15 MIYAWAKI Raisuke former Advisor to the Prime Minister for Public Affairs
Sep. 18 KATORI Yoshiaki Ambassador for ASEAN
Jul. 10 SUGIURA Masaaki Political Columnist
Jun. 17 OKADA Hideichi Director-General, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
May. 26 MASUDA Kohei Vice Minister of Defense
Apr. 9 TANIZAKI Yasuaki Director-General of European Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Mar. 13 HONMA Masayoshi Professor, The University of Tokyo
TAKAGI Yuuki President, The Organization for Urban-Rural Interchange Revitalization
Feb. 18 ITOH Motoshige Dean of Graduate School of Economics at the University of Tokyo and President of National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA)


2008

Dec.10 OBA Tomomitsu former Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs and President of The Japan Center for International Finance
Nov. 20 OKAZAKI Hisahiko President of The OKAZAKI Institute
Oct. 22 TANBA Minoru former Ambassador of Japan to Russia
Sep. 29 NISHIO Kanji Professor Emeritus, The University of Electro-Communications
July. 11 PEMA Gyalpo Honorary Director of the Tibet Culture Center in Japan
June. 16 YACHI Shotaro former Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs
May. 15 SAKURAI Yoshiko Journalist
April. 9 HAKAMADA Shigeki Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
MAEHARA Seiji Member of the House of Representatives
Mar. 18 TESHIMA Ryuichi Journalist
Feb. 13 KOIKE Yuriko Member of the House of Representatives


2007

Dec. 21 SAKAKIBARA Eisuke Professor, Waseda University
HIRABAYASHI Hiroshi Former Ambassador to India
Nov. 2 SHINOHARA Naoyuki Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Oct. 11 TANIZAKI Yasuaki Director-General for Consular Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Aug. 30 MATSUURA Koichiro Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Jul. 2 OKUDA Norihiro Director-General, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jun. 27 SHIMIZU Hideo Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
May. 23 HIRABAYASHI Hiroshi former Ambassador to France
Apr. 19 BESSHO Koro Director-General for International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mar. 28 UCHIDA Shunnichi Vice Minister, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Feb. 20 HIRAMATSU Shigeo Former Chief of Research Office, National Institute for Defense Studies
Jan. 29 KOJIMA Tomoyuki Professor, Keiko University
TANINO Sakutaro Former Ambassador to China


2006

Dec. 5 KURODA Atsuo Director, International Economic Affairs Division,Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Nov. 17 KITAOKA Shinichi Professor, Tokyo University
Oct. 16 YAMAUCHI Masayuki Professor, Tokyo University
Sep. 12 YACHI Shotaro Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Jul. 11 NAITO Masahisa President, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan
HIRONO Ryokichi Professor Emeritus, Seikei University
Jun. 14 SUZUKI Toshio Former Ambassador to Iraq
May 19 OTABE Yoichi Director-General for Sub-Saharan African Affairs, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Apr. 19 ASAKAI Kazuo Former Ambassador of the Mission of Japan to the European Union
Mar. 15 ARITOMI Kanichiro Vice Minister for Policy Coordination, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
Feb. 24 ERIKAWA Takeshi Vice Minister, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Jan. 20 NAKAMURA Shigeru Director-General, Intelligence and Analysis Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


2005

Dec. 14 KAWAI Chikao Director-General, North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nov. 25 HARADA Chikahito Director-General, European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nov. 15 SASE Masamori Professor, Takushoku University
MORIMOTO Satoshi Director, Institute of World Studies, Takushoku University
Sep. 13 WANG Yi Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Japan
Jul. 25 WATANABE Hiroshi Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Jun 29 ORITA Masaki Former Ambassador to UK
May 27 HARAGUCHI Koichi Former Ambassador to the United Nations
Apr.26 MO Bangfu Supervisor to Hakuhodo Inc.
Mar.18 SATO Shigekazu Director-General, Economic Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


2004

Dec. 17 YOSHIKAWA Motohide Director-General, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nov. 29 KATORI Yoshinori Director-General, Consular Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Oct. 19 Gleam Fly Ambassador of British Embassy to Japan
Sep. 30 Glen S. FUKUSHIMA Co-President of NCR Japan Ltd.
Jul. 28 HIRANU Takeo Member of the House of Representtives
Jun 23 KONDOH, Seiichi Director General, Cultural Affairs Department, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
May 26 INOKUCHI Kuniko Professor, Sophia University
Apr.16 FUJISAKI Ichiro Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
Mar.24 MIZOGUCHI Zenbei Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Feb. 23 MORIMOTO Satoshi Professor, Takushoku University
Jan. 28 KOMATSU Ichiro Director-General, European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


2003

Nov. 27 KITAOKA Shinichi Professor of the University of Tokyo
Nov. 5 MORIYA Takemasa Administrative Vice Minister, Organization of Defence Agency
Sep. 25 SHIGETA Hirhosi former Ambassador in charge of International Counter-Terrorism Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jul. 16 SANO Tadakatsu Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Minitstry of Economy,Trade and Industry
Jun. 19 ANDO Hiroyasu Director-General, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
May. 26 OGURA Kazuo former Ambassador to French Repbulic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Apr. 18 SAIKI Akitaka Deputy Director-General of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mar. 20 HORII Akinari Director, International Department, Bank of Japan
Feb. 19 TAKEUCHI Yukio Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jan. 24 KIMURA Takayuki former Ambassador , Head of Delegation, Ministry of Foreign ffairs.


2002

Dec. 11 TAMBA Minoru former Ambassador to Russia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Nov. 19 FUJISAWA Yoshiyuki Chairman, Merrill Lynch Japan Securities, Co., Ltd.
Oct. 18 SHIMADA Haruo Special Advisor to the Cabinet Office (Professor, Keio University)
Sep. 27 SATO Yukio Former Ambassador to the United Nations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Jul. 12 KONNO Hidehiro Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Jun. 14 TANAKA Hitoshi Director-General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Apr. 18 FUJIWARA Sakuya Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
Mar. 8 OSHIMA Shotaro Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
Feb. 6 HAYASHI Sadayuki Former Japanese Ambassador to the U.K., Former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs


2001

Dec. 13 OKAZAKI Hisahiko Director, The Okazaki Institute
Oct. 24 YACHI Shotaro Deputy Vice-Minister for Foreign Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sep. 11 CURTIS, Gerald Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Jul. 31 YAYAMA Taro Political Commentator
Jun. 29 SATO Ken Administrative Vice Minister, Japan Defense Agency
May. 17 KAWAKAMI Takao Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Indonesia
Apr. 20 TANINO Sakutaro Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to China
Mar. 15 KONDO Takeshi Chairman, Policy Studies Institute 21
Feb. 28 KURODA Haruhiko Vice-Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance<


2000

Dec. 14 SHIOZAKI Yasuhisa Member of the House of Representatives
Nov. 24 TOGO Kazuhiko Deputy Director-General of the European and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Oct. 12 TAKEUCHI Yukio Director-General of the Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sep. 22 FUJISAKI Ichiro Director-General of the North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jul. 27 YAMAZAKI Ryuichiro Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jun. 22 SAKAKIBARA Eisuke Professor, Keio University
May. 26 IIMURA Yutaka Director-General of the Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Apr. 21 OSHIMA Kenzo Executive Secretary of the International Peace and Cooperation Headquarters within the Office of the Japanese Prime Minister
Mar. 24 TOGO Takehiro former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Russia
Feb. 25 James J. FOSTER Minister for Political Affairs, United States Embassy


1999

Dec. 10 GAO Haikuan Director, China Association for International Friendly Contact, Center for Peace and Development Studies
Nov. 12 SHIMADA Haruo Professor, Keio University
Oct. 15 MORI Toshimitsu Deputy Director-General of the European and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sep. 22 ARAI Hisamitsu Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Jul. 22 NAITO Shohei Director-General of the Consular and Migration Policy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jun. 17 SHIOYA Takafusa Vice-Minister, Economic Planning Agency
May. 14 YANAI Junji Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Apr. 23 ABE Nobuyasu Director-General for Arms Control and Scientific Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mar. 17 HASEGAWA Norimasa Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Feb. 26 AKASHI Yasushi President, Hiroshima Peace Institute


1998

Dec. 18 KIMURA Takayuki Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Nov. 20 TAKEMI Keizo State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Oct. 28 HARAGUCHI Koichi Councilor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Sep. 10 TANBA Minoru Councilor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jul. 8 KONDO Seiichi Deputy Director-General of the Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jun. 19 OSHIMA Kenzo Director-General of the Economic Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
May. 22 MAGOSAKI Ukeru Director-General of the Intelligence and Analysis Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Apr. 15 HATOYAMA Yukio Deputy Secretary General, The Democratic Party of Japan
Mar. 17 NAKAGAWA Katsuhiro Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of International Trade and Industry
Feb. 13 AKIYAMA Masahiro Director-General, Secretariat of the Minister for State and Defense