Mr. Wang Dan’s press conference on July 5th, 2012 (with English/Japanese interpretation)


The Chinese democracy movement leader, Mr. Wang Dan’s press conference will be held at the Free Press Association of Japan (FPAJ) on July 5th, 2012 (with English/Japanese interpretation)

Mr. Wang Dan was a prominent student leader in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest. He was arrested and later forced into exile, yet he continued to be active in the democracy movement of China. Mr. Wang Dan’s visit to Japan this time is the first and will hold a press conference in which he will talk about the democracy movement in China and human rights issues there. Reporters wishing to attend the press conference are asked to read the guidance mentioned below. Pre-registration, in person is necessary. Anyone without a prior registration will be declined participation. Please note that if participants exceed capacity, a draw will be held.
Date: Thursday July 5, 2012
Time: Conference is scheduled to start at 11:30 AM (reception open at 10:00 AM)
Place: Kojimachi Press Conference Hall (Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Kojimachi 2-2-4, Kojimachi YT Bldg. 2F)
How to apply: Go to FPAJ homepage:
Click on “Conference registration”
Then click on “wish to attend July 5th Mr. Wang Dan’s press conference” and fill in the application form
Fill in the request form in person
Deadline: Application should be sent no later than July 3rd 8:00 PM (deadlines are strictly observed)
Note: This Press Conference is open to press only (120 capacity)
Please note that if turnout exceeds the capacity, a draw will be held
Organizer: Free Press Association Japan (FPAJ)

Please check in advance the press conference regulations:
. Participants will be asked to present an official identification with a picture, such as a driver’s license or a passport. Entry will be denied if participant fails to present such identification.
. Bags will be checked with metal detectors. To ensure a smoothly managed press conference for all attendants, participants are asked to cooperate with the organizers in security procedures and in abiding by the seat allocation. Participants are asked to observe journalistic ethics and social manners such as consideration of other participants.
. Regarding coverage, the association does not regulate how the content obtained at the press conference is reported. Participants are free to release their report on the various media, but are responsible for the content.
. At the Q and A session, participants are asked to raise their hand and wait until they are picked by the facilitator. Before asking their question, participants are asked to introduce themselves by stating their name and affiliation. . To ensure participation by as many people as possible, each person can only ask one brief question. (If time allows, participants will be given the chance to ask again)
. Flash photography will only be allowed at the beginning of the Conference. The noise caused by continuous shooting is a nuisance to other participants, so your consideration is appreciated.
. The press conference is not a place for protest, participants are not allowed to petition, distribute leaflets and pamphlets, or carry banners inside the venue.
. Please note that we allow attending correspondents to take pictures of fellow participants at the venue
. Participants who fail to comply with the above mentioned regulations will be asked to leave the venue by the organizer
Your cooperation is appreciated