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Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 13:00 - 14:00

Hiroto Inoue, Co-founder, Student Member, Fridays For Future Tokyo

Saori Iwano, Student Member, Fridays For Future Tokyo Creative Team

Takuro Kajiwara, Student Member, Fridays For Future Tokyo

(The speech and Q & A will be in Japanese with English interpretation)

"Japanese Students Marching in the Global Climate Strike"

Beginning this Friday, millions of children are expected to walk out of classrooms and join striking adults around the world to demand more aggressive action on climate change. The organizers of the Global Climate Strike (September 20-27) insist the climate crisis is an emergency - but that world leaders are not doing nearly enough.

"People everywhere are at risk if we let oil, coal and gas companies continue to pour more fuel on the fire," the protesters say.

Japan has been slow to respond to the climate debate - but this may be about to change. Japanese students plan to march on September 20th from the UN University, in Tokyo's Aoyama district. Today's speakers say this is just the start. Takuro Kajiwara is an 18-year-old university student and climate activist. Hiroto Inoue,19, is also a university student, a former intern at Greenpeace Japan and co-founder of Fridays for Future Tokyo. Saori Iwano is a high school student and a member of the Fridays for Future Tokyo creative team.



Doors open for TV crews only at 12:15, all others at 12:30. Please reserve in advance, 3211-3161 or on the website (still & TV cameras inclusive). Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation. Livestreaming of press conferences are available on our website (

*Due to space restrictions, please note there will be a limited number of reservations to attend. FCCJ members, including TV cameras, will have priority for the reservation and seating/setting positions and one TV camera for affiliate networks.

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Hiroto Inoue                  Saori Iwano                      Takuro Kajiwara


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