BBC World Questions is holding a series of public debates with panels of politicians and opinion formers across the world. BBC World Questions - an international series of events created with the British Council - is lead entirely by questions from the audience.
On 2 October, BBC broadcaster Jonny Dymond and a panel of leading politicians, economist and journalist will debate questions raised by the audience.
In Tokyo, the panel will include:
Rui Matsukawa, Liberal Democratic Party and a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet
Hiroe Makiyama, Constitutional Democratic Party and a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet
Sayuri Shirai, Professor at Keio University and a former policy board member of the Bank of Japan
Roland Kelts, Author and journalist
BBC World Questions: Tokyo will air on BBC World Service English on Saturday 5 October 19:00-20:00 GMT (6 October 3:00-4:00 JST), and available online after that at www.bbc.com/worldserviceradio.
As a cultural relations and educational organisation and partner of the BBC World Service, the British Council helps to enable a platform where the general public can join a democratic debate on a global forum.
BBC World Service delivers news content around the world in English and 41 other language services, on radio, TV and digital, reaching a weekly audience of 269 million. As part of BBC World Service, BBC Learning English teaches English to global audiences. For more information, visit bbc.com/worldservice. The BBC attracts a weekly global audience of 346 million people to its international news services including BBC World Service, BBC World News television channel and bbc.com/news.
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