Japan Press Pool Service; 44th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, Post-Ministerial Conferences, 18th ASEAN Regional Forum Meeting

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TOKYO, July 15 /Kyodo JBN – AsiaNet/ —

The Japan Times, The Mainichi Daily News, NHK WORLD, NIKKEI and Kyodo News are launching a joint English portal website from July 16 to July 24 to provide news reports, transcripts, official documents and other information for a series of ASEAN ministerial meetings including the 18th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) to be held in Bali, Indonesia.

Media organizations can access the Japan Press Pool Service website to obtain the following in English:

– News alerts and reports on the meetings as well as talks on the sidelines involving Japan;
– Top stories from Japan;
– Unofficial provisional transcripts of joint press conferences, official comments by Japan’s foreign minister and Japanese press briefings;
– News photos and videos;
– Information and news reports on side events;
– Schedules;
– Official transcripts and documents to be released by the Japanese government.

To access the website, which will open on July 16, go tohttp://www.47news.jp/international/mediapool/
(Login IDs and passwords are not required.)

The Japan Press Pool Service marks the first time for the five Japanese news organizations to team up and offer such a service.

SOURCE: Kyodo News

Kohei Murayama
World Services Section
Kyodo News
Tel: +81-3-6252-8313
e-mail: murayama.kohei@kyodonews