Press Conference by Press Secretary

February 1997

28 February

  1. Visit to Japan by Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister David Levy of the State of Israel
  2. Proposed sanctions on Japanese ships entering United States ports
  3. Situation on the Korean Peninsula
  4. Postponement of the visit to Japan by First Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Vasiljevich Ilyushin of the Russian Federation
  5. Detainment of suspected Red Army members in the Republic of Lebanon
  6. Illegal immigrants from the People's Republic of China

25 February

  1. Press Conference Announcements
    1. Visit to Japan by Prime Minister Mendsaikhani Enkhsaikhan of Mongolia
    2. Custody of individuals by the Judicial Authority of the Government of the Republic of Lebanon
  2. Identity of individuals held in custody in the Republic of Lebanon
  3. Japan's view on North Korea
  4. Food aid to North Korea
  5. Visit to Japan by Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad of Malaysia
  6. Security posture in the Asia-Pacific region
  7. Visit to Japan by Minister of Foreign Affairs David Levy of the State of Israel
  8. Middle East peace process
  9. Gender equality in Government positions

21 February

  1. Press Conference Announcements
    1. Death of His Excellency Deng Xiaoping of the People's Republic of China
    2. Visit to Japan by Minister of Foreign Affairs David Levy of the State of Israel
  2. Japan's foreign policy on the People's Republic of China
  3. Middle East issues
  4. Detention of suspected Japanese Red Army members in the Republic of Lebanon
  5. Grant-in-aid to the People's Republic of China

18 February

  1. Press conference announcements
    1. Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Singapore
    2. Hostage situation in the Republic of Peru
    3. Detained citizens in the Republic of Lebanon
  2. Incident involving Hwang Jang Yop of North Korea
  3. Food aid to North Korea
  4. Future developments regarding the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO)
  5. Japan's position on the incident involving Hwang Jang Yop of North Korea
  6. Repercussions from the incident involving Hwang Jang Yop of North Korea
  7. Status of the incident involving a missing girl in Niigata
  8. Australian membership in the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)
  9. Detention of citizens in the Republic of Lebanon
  10. Status of food shortages in North Korea
  11. Japanese currency flow to North Korea
  12. North Korea's "juche" ideology
  13. Health reports on Paramount Leader Deng Xiaoping of the People's Republic of China

14 February

  1. Adoption of legislation by Serbia
  2. Defection of a high-ranking North Korean official
  3. Chinese illegal immigrants in Japan
  4. Mainland-related crime in Japan
  5. Food aid to North Korea

7 February

  1. Introduction to the press conference
  2. Visit to Japan by the Foreign Minister of the State of Israel
  3. Damage to Senkaku Island Lighthouse
  4. Policy of food aid to North Korea
  5. Investigation of the disappearance of a Niigata girl
  6. Foreign nationals landing on Senkaku Island
  7. Visit to the United States by Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto
  8. Visit to Japan by Vice President Al Gore of the United States
  9. Peaceful resolution to the hostage crisis in Peru
  10. Questioning by newspaper reporter of a former Ministry of Foreign Affairs official over securities holdings
  11. Damage to Senkaku Island Lighthouse

4 February

  1. Oil spill incident involving a Russian-registered tanker
  2. Nuclear waste shipments from Taiwan to North Korea
  3. Oil spill clean-up efforts in Japan
  4. Nuclear waste shipments from Taiwan to North Korea
  5. Kidnapping incident in Niigata
  6. Food aid to North Korea
  7. Oil spill investigation by a Japan-Russian Federation joint commission
  8. Japan-Russian Federation meeting of experts in Moscow

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