Press Conference by Press Secretary

March 1997

25 March

  1. Press Conference Announcements
    1. Visit of State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Masahiko Koumura to the Republic of Peru, the Republic of Cuba and the Dominican Republic
    2. Meeting Between Vice-President Albert Gore of the United States and Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto
  2. NATO and the G-7
  3. Visit of the Dalai Lama to Taipei
  4. Military exercises by Taiwan

21 March

  1. Regular announcements to the press
    1. Japan's position on the Har Homa Housing Project in Israel
    2. Japan's grant-in-aid to the UNDP Japan-Palestinian Development Fund
  2. Areas to be discussed during Vice-President Al Gore's official visit to Japan
  3. The issue of U.S. military bases in Okinawa

14 March

  1. Fatal shooting of six Israeli school girls and one teacher
  2. Conducting of Taiwanese naval exercises
  3. Civil air service between Taiwan and Japan
  4. Food aid to North Korea
  5. Suspected kidnapping of a Niigata Girl

11 March

  1. Press Conference Announcements
    1. Situation on the Korean Peninsula
    2. The Tokyo Conference on Anti-personnel Landmines
    3. Japan-United States Aviation Consultations
    4. Working Group on accession of the People's Republic of China to the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  2. Legal procedures involving Japanese Red Army members being detained in the Republic of Lebanon
  3. State of Israel housing project in east Jerusalem

7 March

  1. International conference on landmines
  2. Hostage crisis in Peru
  3. Custody of Red Army members held in the Republic of Lebanon
  4. Proposal of Four-party Talks
  5. Humanitarian aid to North Korea
  6. Port access issue
  7. Federal aviation talks
  8. Accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the People's Republic of China

4 March

  1. Press conference Announcements
    1. Hostage crisis in Peru
    2. Situation Regarding Individuals Arrested in the Republic of Lebanon
    3. Meeting between Japanese and United States Transport Officials
  2. Lebanese extradition laws
  3. Statute of limitations for Japanese laws
  4. Theater Missile Defense (TMD)
  5. Increase in the defense budget of the People's Republic of China

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