Press Conference by Press Secretary
October 1998


October 30

  1. Visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahiko Koumura to the Republic of Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand from 2 November to 7 November
  2. Additional food assistance from Japan to the Republic of Indonesia
  3. Economic assistance from Japan to the Palestinians
  4. Reported offer of debt relief by Japan to some African countries
  5. Visit of President Jiang Zemin of the People's Republic of China to Japan
  6. Meeting between former Prime Minister I.K. Gujral of India and Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi and Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahiko Koumura
  7. Possible future visits by high-level Japanese officials or high-level Indian officials

October 27

  1. The 26 October Keynote Address by State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Nobutaka Machimura at the Phnom Penh International Forum on Demining and Victim Assistance
  2. The 21-24 October meeting in Geneva of the Third Plenary Session of the Four-Party Talks on the Korean Peninsula
  3. Japan's welcoming of the agreements in the Middle East peace talks
  4. The submission by Japan of two draft resolutions regarding arms control and disarmament to the United Nations General Assembly
  5. Japan's stand under Article VIII of the Potsdam Declaration regarding Taiwan
  6. The 10-13 visit by Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi to the Russian Federation
  7. The possibility of an emergency G7 Meeting being called by the United Kingdom, the current Chair of the G7
  8. Status of sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Republic of India
  9. The 29-30 October Japan-Russian Federation Vice Ministerial-level Consultation
  10. Details regarding the upcoming visit of President William Jefferson Clinton of the United States of America to Japan
  11. Future visit to Japan by President Askar Akaev of the Kyrgyz Republic

October 23

  1. Contributions by the Government of Japan to the province of Kosovo in the Republic of Serbia of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
    1. Contribution to the process for a political solution
    2. Humanitarian assistance to refugees and displaced persons
    3. Cooperation with neighboring countries
  2. Announcement by Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiromu Nonaka concerning the resumption of Japan's cooperation in the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO)
    1. The Agreed Framework of KEDO as the most realistic and effective framework to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons
    2. The effects of Japan's response to the missile launch by North Korea
    3. The importance of cooperation among Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States
    4. Background of the resumption of Japan's cooperation with KEDO
  3. The diplomatic role played by the Republic of Bulgaria in the Kosovo conflict

October 20

  1. Visit by President Jiang Zemin of the People's Republic of China to Japan on 25 November
  2. Visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahiko Koumura to the Russian Federation from 16 to 18 October
  3. Schedule of visit by President Jiang Zemin of the People's Republic of China to Japan
  4. Reported future issuance of a joint communique between Japan and the People's Republic of China
  5. US$30 billion package of Japan to Southeast Asian countries
  6. Participation of the Government of Japan in the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO) and reported Taiwanese expression of interest in participating in KEDO
  7. Response of the Government of Japan to vice-ministerial meetings between India and Pakistan
  8. Position of the Government of Japan regarding the theater missile defense system
  9. Response of the Government of Japan to the meeting between Mr. Koo Chen-fu of Taiwan and President Jiang Zemin of the People's Republic of China

October 16

  1. The 16-18 October Visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahiko Koumura to the Russian Federation
  2. Announcement of resumption of Foreign Secretary-level talks between the Republic of India and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  3. The extension of the cease-fire in the civil war in the Republic of the Sudan
  4. Resumption of talks between the People's Republic of China and Taiwan
  5. Upcoming visit of President Jiang Zemin of the People's Republic of China
  6. The possibility of a G8 Meeting in November
  7. The current session of the Parliament of the Japanese Government
  8. Involvement of Prime Minister Mohamad Mahathir in the upcoming Second Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD II) meeting
  9. Japan's relations with Asian neighbors

October 13

  1. The 19-28 October visit by State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Nobutaka Machimura to Southeast Asia
  2. The 12 October Japan-European Union Ministerial Meeting
  3. Arrest of the owner of a Japanese trading company under allegations of illegal export to North Korea
  4. Situation in the Republic of Turkey and the Syrian Arab Republic
  5. Possible upcoming visit to Japan by President Jiang Zemin of the People's Republic of China
  6. Protest by the Government of Japan to the Government of the Russian Federation regarding fishing by North Korean vessels off the coast of the Northern Islands
  7. December 1998 Summit by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Hanoi

October 9

  1. The 7-10 October State Visit of President Kim Dae Jung of the Republic of Korea to Japan
  2. The 12 October Japan-European Union Ministerial Conference to be held in Tokyo
  3. Upcoming visit of President Jiang Zemin of the People's Republic of China to Japan
  4. Discussions between the Governments of Japan and the Republic of Korea regarding the North Korean 31 August missile launch
  5. Possible talks between Japan and the United States regarding missile defense research
  6. Expulsion of a Yomiuri Shimbun reporter from the People's Republic of China
  7. Situation in Malaysia

October 6

  1. Visit to Japan by Secretary General Kofi Annan of the United Nations
  2. Emergency aid to the People's Republic of China for flood disaster relief
  3. Visit to Japan by President Kim Dae Jung of the Republic of Korea
  4. Statements resulting from the visit to Japan by President Kim Dae Jung of the Republic of Korea
  5. Reported visit to Japan by President Jiang Zemin of the People's Republic of China
  6. Result of the election in Australia
  7. Possible annual meeting between the Prime Minister of Japan and the Prime Minister of Australia
  8. Status of the visit to Japan by President William Jefferson Clinton of the United States of America
  9. Support of the Government of Japan for reform in the Russian Federation

October 2

  1. Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahiko Koumura on the start of operations by Japanese fishing boats in waters surrounding the four Northern Islands
  2. Conclusion of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction
  3. Position of the Government of Japan on recent events in Malaysia
  4. Response to Japanese aid package for Asia
  5. Visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahiko Koumura to the Russian Federation
  6. Possible visit by President William Clinton of the United States to Japan
  7. Possible visit by President Jiang Zemin of the People's Republic of China to Japan
  8. Response of the Government of Japan to the sub-critical nuclear experiment conducted by the United States

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