Press Conference by Press Secretary

March 1998

31 March

  1. Press conference announcements
    1. Attendance by Minister for Foreign Affairs Keizo Obuchi at the ASEM Ministerial Meeting and his visit to the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    2. Visit to Japan by President Boris Yeltsin of the Russian Federation
  2. Itinerary for the visit to Japan by President Boris Yeltsin of the Russian Federation
  3. Japan-Russian Federation energy issue
  4. Japan-Islamic Republic of Iran relations
  5. Japan-Russian Federation peace process
  6. Defense issues
  7. Visit to the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina by Minister for Foreign Affairs Keizo Obuchi
  8. Emergency aid to the Republic of Indonesia
  9. Japanese mission to Pyongyang
  10. Cherry trees at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  11. Japan-Russian Federation joint training exercises
  12. Hashimoto-Yeltsin Plan
  13. Northern Islands

27 March

  1. Press conference announcements
    1. Emergency grant-in-aid to the Republic of Indonesia
    2. Japanese support to the Middle East peace process
    3. Emergency aid for refugees in the former Yugoslavia
    4. Emergency aid to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Trust Fund for the Republic of Rwanda for returned Rwandan Refugees
    5. Ground-breaking ceremony of the Japan Center in Moscow State University
    6. Basic guidelines for the comprehensive economic measures announced by the Liberal Democratic Party, the Social Democratic Party and the New Party Sakigake
  2. Meeting between Deputy Minister Grigorii Karasin of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Minister for Foreign Affairs Keizo Obuchi and Deputy Minister for Political Affairs Minoru Tamba
  3. The Middle East peace process
  4. Return of Prince Norodom Ranariddh to the Kingdom of Cambodia

24 March

  1. Press conference announcements
    1. Symposium provisionally entitled "Asian Economic Crisis -- Human-centered Approach"
    2. Seminar on the Alternative Development for Poppy Cultivation in the Union of Myanmar
  2. Change in the Cabinet of the Russian Federation
  3. Taiwanese Air Force training exercises
  4. Meeting between Deputy Minister for Political Affairs Minoru Tamba and Deputy Minister Grigorii Karasin of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  5. Meeting between Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto and former First Deputy Chairman of the Duma Aleksei Androvich Churkin
  6. Situation in the Kingdom of Cambodia
  7. Japan-Russian Federation peace treaty negotiation
  8. 1956 Joint Declaration between Japan and the then-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

17 March

  1. Press conference announcements
    1. Visit to Japan by President Oscar Luigi Scalfaro of the Italian Republic
    2. Participation by Japanese diplomats in the special group for inspection of presidential sites in the Republic of Iraq
    3. Visit to the Republic of Indonesia by Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto
    4. Visit to Japan by newly-elected Vice President Bucharuddin Jusuf Habibie of the Republic of Indonesia
    5. Phone call from Secretary of State Madeleine Albright of the United States of America to Minister for Foreign Affairs Keizo Obuchi concerning the situation in the Republic of Indonesia
  2. Visit to Japan by newly-elected Vice President Bucharuddin Jusuf Habibie of the Republic of Indonesia
  3. Prime Ministerial visit to the Republic of Indonesia
  4. Financial crisis in East Asia
  5. Japan-Republic of India relations
  6. Upcoming visit to Japan by President Boris Yeltsin of the Russian Federation
  7. Japan-U.S. contact regarding the financial crisis in East Asia

13 March

  1. Press conference announcements
    1. Attendance by State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Masahiko Koumura at the 54th Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights
    2. Vice-Ministerial Consultations with Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Shunji Yanai
    3. Fourteenth Conference of the U.K.-Japan 2000 Group
    4. Vice-Ministerial Level Subcommittee of the Japan-Russia Joint Committee on the Conclusion of the Peace Treaty
    5. Subcommittee of the Japan-Russian Federation Government Committee on Trade and Economic Relations
    6. Korean Peninsula
  2. Schedule of the trip to the Republic of Indonesia by Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto
  3. Economic assistance to the Republic of Indonesia
  4. Sending of rice to the Republic of Indonesia
  5. Visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt by Deputy Minister for Political Affairs Minoru Tamba of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  6. IMF financial assistance to the Republic of Indonesia
  7. Export-Import Bank Two-Step Loans
  8. Financial assistance for the economic crisis in Asia
  9. Travel certificates for Taiwanese visitors to Japan

10 March

  1. Press conference announcements
  2. Possible visit to Japan by Vice Presidential candidate Mr. Bucharuddin Jusuf Habibie of the Republic of Indonesia
  3. Yen loan to the Republic of Indonesia
  4. Economic reform in the Republic of Indonesia

6 March

  1. Press conference announcements
    1. Visit to Japan by President of the 52nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Minister for Foreign Affairs Hennadiy I. Udovenko of Ukraine
    2. Visit to Japan by Executive Coordinator Sharon Capeling-Alakija of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
    3. Emergency aid for economic difficulties in the Republic of Indonesia
    4. Emergency aid for Thai and Malaysian students studying in Japan
  2. Transport of aid such as medical equipment and supplies to Indonesia
  3. Implementation of aid to the Republic of Indonesia
  4. Assistance to students studying abroad in Japan
  5. Elections in the Republic of India
  6. United Nations Security Council resolution dealing with the situation in the Republic of Iraq
  7. Situation in the Kingdom of Cambodia
  8. Visit to Japan by President of the 52nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly
  9. Access negotiations for accession of the Russian Federation to the World Trade Organization (WTO)

3 March

  1. Press conference announcements
    1. Adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1154
    2. Study program for government officials of the Russian Federation
    3. Situation in Kosovo in the Republic of Serbia of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
    4. Release of prisoners in the Republic of Cuba
    5. Symposium entitled Japan and Mexico Toward the New Century -- Actual Situation and Perspectives on the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  2. Visit to Japan by Minister for Fuel and Energy S.V. Kirienko of the Russian Federation
  3. Economic structural reform in the Republic of Indonesia
  4. North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  5. Japanese sponsorship of the symposium entitled Japan and Mexico Toward the New Century -- Actual Situation and Perspectives on the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

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