Press Conference by Press Secretary

January 1999

29 January

  1. Emergency aid and the dispatch of Japan Disaster Relief Teams to the Republic of Columbia for earthquake disaster relief
  2. Signing of agreement concerning Japan's contribution for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foundation Solidarity Fund
  3. On the East Timor issue
  4. Report in Nature journal concerning endangered species of whales
  5. Results of the meeting between the Government of Japan and the Taliban
  6. Upcoming trade consultations between Japan and India
  7. Reports of cooperation between some Middle Eastern countries and the North Korean military
  8. Possibility that North Korea has deployed missiles

26 January

  1. Earthquake in the Republic of Colombia
  2. Debate in the Japanese Diet on the Japan-US Guidelines for Defense Cooperation
  3. Response of the Government of Japan to negotiations between the United States of America and North Korea on suspected nuclear facilities in North Korea
  4. Response of the Government of Japan to the investigations being conducted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  5. Upcoming visit of Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov of the Russian Federation to Japan

22 January

  1. Response of the Government of Japan to the apparent massacre of Kosovo Albanians in the village of Racak
  2. Support of Japan for a comprehensive round of trade negotiations under the World Trade Organization (WTO)
  3. Exchange of opinions between the Government of Japan and one of the Afghan factions
  4. Possibility of contacts between Japan and North Korea mentioned in Policy Speech of Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi
  5. Support of Japan for the Middle East peace process

19 January

  1. Coming session of the Joint Japan-Russian Federation Committee on the Conclusion of a Peace Treaty
  2. Meeting between Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Minoru Tanba and Foreign Secretary Krishnan Raghunath of India
  3. Possible contacts between Japan and North Korea
  4. Status of measures taken by Japan in response to the nuclear tests conducted by India

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