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PM Abe pledges his continuous focus on economy in 2017

As the year of 2017 starts, Prime Minister Abe published his New Year's reflection, expressing his continuous focus and efforts on the economic growth. He also clarifies his interest in the Constitution, since 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of it coming into force, and positions the year as a threshold to pave the way for future. For the complete text, please visit the Cabinet Secretariat's website from the link below. 

Job opportunities at GR Japan (Filled)

GR Japan is looking for a bilingual (Japanese and English) Public Affairs Media Specialist or Policy Communications Specialist to advise clients on relations with media as a policy stakeholder and to act as a media liaison for clients, and Policy Analyst / Manager with an interest in environmental issues, to support clients in a range of public policy-related issues, particularly marine sustainability. For details, please click the link below.


GR Japan President's article on Public Affairs in Japan in ACCJ Journal

An article on the public affairs in Japan by Jakob Edberg, GR Japan President & CEO, was published in the November issue of the ACCJ Journal.  Edberg, who is a vice-chair of the ACCJ's Globalization Committee, shares his insights and views on the current extra-ordinary Diet session and the discussion on TPP in it.  For the entire article, please click the link below.

Special Speaker Confirmed! Update on "Strategic Government Relations and Advocacy Seminar"

We are happy to announce that Mr. Hideto Aoki, Operating Officer and Public Affairs Division Head of Randstad K.K., will join us as a speaker for the upcoming "Strategic Government Relations and Advocacy Seminar". Mr. Aoki, who is also Vice Chair (Director) of Japan Production Skill Labor Association, will share his experience in reaching out to the Government of Japan in capacity of  advocacy. The updated program of the event is attached below.

A Current Look at Corporate Public Affairs in Japan

GR Japan contributed an article "A Current Look at Corporate Public Affairs in Japan" to the Public Affairs Council newsletter. Please see the article below which was published on 26 September 2016:

"A Current Look at Corporate Public Affairs in Japan"

by Jakob Edberg, Philip Howard and Mina Takahashi, GR Japan K.K.

DP Selects Renho as New Leader

The Democratic Party (DP), Japan's main opposition party, chose Renho as its new leader today.  Renho, who previously served as a deputy leader of the party and a third-term member at the House of Councillors, gained almost 60% of the votes and defeated other two candidates, Seiji Maehara, a former leader of the Democratic Party of Japan (now the DP) and former minister of Foreign Affairs, and Yuichiro Tamaki, a member of the House of Representatives.