Press Conference by Press Secretary

April 1997

25 April

  1. Press Conference Announcements
    1. Hostage incident in the Republic of Peru
    2. Announcement of new posting of Deputy Press Secretary Ken Shimanouchi
  2. Deaths of Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) members
  3. Food aid to North Korea
  4. Taiwan's participation in international organizations
  5. United States sanctions on the Union of Myanmar

23 April

  1. Hostage crisis in the Republic of Peru
  2. Prior notification
  3. Timing of the storming of the Japanese Ambassador's Residence
  4. Japanese Ambassador to the Republic of Peru
  5. Police investigations at the Japanese Ambassador's Residence
  6. Japan-Republic of Peru discussions on hostage crisis responses
  7. Protection of Japanese embassies
  8. Visit of Prime Minister Hashimoto to the United States, Australia and New Zealand
  9. Death of MRTA members at the Japanese Ambassador's Residence
  10. Negotiations during the hostage crisis
  11. Other hostage situations in Japanese history

22 April

  1. Participation of the Russian Federation in the G-7 process
  2. Consultations in New York on four-party talks
  3. Investigation of a North Korean ship
  4. Topics of discussion at the upcoming Japan-United States Summit Meeting
  5. Departure time for the visit of Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto to the United States
  6. Japan-United States joint ballistic missile defense (BMD) research
  7. Chinese research vessel in Japanese territorial waters
  8. Arrival of Hwang Jang Yop in Seoul
  9. Visit of Director-General Fumio Kyuma of the Defense Agency to the Republic of Korea
  10. Food aid to North Korea
  11. North Korea issues

18 April

  1. Visit to the United States, Australia and New Zealand by Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto
  2. Discussion topics between Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto and President William Clinton of the United States
  3. Japan-Republic of Cuba discussions
  4. Food aid to North Korea
  5. Travel plans for ministers during Golden Week

15 April

  1. Attack at the Mykonos Restaurant in Berlin
  2. Human rights issues in the People's Republic of China
  3. Deployment of North Korean long-range missiles
  4. Berlin High Court ruling on the assassination of Kurdish-Iranian leaders
  5. Japan-Iran relations
  6. Japanese support to the Middle East peace process
  7. Japanese private-sector investment in the Middle East
  8. Transfer of Japanese Red Army members from the Republic of Lebanon to Japan
  9. Nuclear waste shipment from Taiwan to North Korea
  10. Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs Yukihiko Ikeda and Minister of Foreign Affairs Yoo Chong Ha of the Republic of Korea
  11. Japanese private-sector investment in the Arab Republic of Egypt
  12. International role of Japan

11 April

  1. Japan-U.S. Partnerships on Environmental Awareness and Education
  2. Appointment of the United States Ambassador to Japan
  3. Food aid to North Korea
  4. North Korean security issues
  5. Visit of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff John Shalikashvili of the United States to Japan
  6. Review of the Japan-U.S. Guidelines for Defense Cooperation

8 April

  1. Press conference announcements
    1. Ratification of the United Nations Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) by the United States of America
    2. Visit of Secretary of Defense William Cohen of the United States to Japan
  2. Food aid to North Korea
  3. Visa procedures for Okinawa Prefecture
  4. Taiwanese investment in Okinawa Prefecture
  5. Maintenance of U.S. forces in Japan

4 April

  1. Visit of Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Shunji Yanai to the Middle East
  2. Northern Territories issue
  3. Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs Yukihiko Ikeda and Representative of the President in the Supreme Court Sergei Shafrai of the Russian Federation

1 April

  1. Press Conference Announcements
    1. Visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs Yukihiko Ikeda to the People's Republic of China
    2. Visit of Vice President Albert Gore of the United States to the Republic of Korea
  2. Japan's trade surplus
  3. Non-governmental relations with Taiwan

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