Press Conference by Press Secretary

March 2001

23 March

  1. Announcement of assistance in kind to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) for afflicted persons in the Islamic State of Afghanistan
  2. Announcement of emergency aid for internally afflicted persons in the Republic of Tajikistan
  3. Announcement of emergency aid for internally displaced persons in the Maluku region of the Republic of Indonesia
  4. Question on the World Trade Organization (WTO) preparatory talks on the launching of the new trade round
  5. Questions on the upcoming summit meeting between Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori and President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation
  6. Questions concerning the launching of talks with the Taliban and related issues regarding Afghanistan

16 March

  1. Announcement on emergency aid for the earthquake disaster in the Republic of India
  2. Emergency aid for returned refugees in Rwanda
  3. Contribution to the Organization of American States (OAS) to support the presidency and parliamentary elections in the Republic of Peru
  4. Questions on Japan's response to the Taliban's destruction of statues
  5. Question on the meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs Yohei Kono and Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdul Sattar of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  6. Question on the possibility of a joint statement by Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori and President George W. Bush of the United States of America
  7. Questions concerning the state of the Japanese economy

13 March

  1. Announcement of the visit to Japan of His Excellency President Jorge Luis Batlle of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, and Mrs. Batlle
  2. Announcement of emergency assistance for flood disaster to the Republic of Mozambique
  3. Announcement of emergency aid for the Colombian refugees and displaced people in the Republic of Colombia
  4. Announcement of the visit to Japan of Cabinet Member for Foreign Affairs Jose Ramos-Horta of the East Timor Transitional Authority
  5. Questions on the agenda for the summit meeting between Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori and President George W. Bush of the United States of America

9 March

  1. Announcement of the formation of a new coalition government in the State of Israel
  2. Announcement of Japan's response to the Taliban's edict to destroy statues
  3. Announcement of the visit to Japan of Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdul Sattar of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  4. Announcement of the International Symposium on Conflict Prevention "Culture of Prevention: Multi-Actor Coordination from UN to Civil Society"
  5. Question concerning Japan's reaction to the summit meeting between President George W. Bush of the United States of America and President Kim Dae Jung of the Republic of Koreae
  6. Questions on the status of the scheduled summit meeting between Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori and President Bush
  7. Questions on the meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs Yohei Kono and Foreign Minister Sattar

6 March

  1. Announcement on the visit to Japan of His Majesty King Harald V and Her Majesty Queen Sonja of the Kingdom of Norway
  2. Announcement concerning the destruction of artifacts by the Taliban in the Islamic State of Afghanistan
  3. Questions concerning former President Alberto Fujimori of the Republic of Peru
  4. Question concerning the Russian satellite Mir
  5. Questions concerning the publication and approval of history textbooks to be used at junior high schools in Japan
  6. Questions concerning progress on fixing a date for a bilateral summit meeting between Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori and President George W. Bush of the United States of America

2 March

  1. Seminar on Education & Protection of Cultural Heritage in South Eastern Europe
  2. Announcement on the situation in the Republic of Fiji
  3. Questions on the travel advisory status of Fiji
  4. Question on recent comments by Minister for Foreign Affairs Yohei Kono about the use of Sagami Bay
  5. Question on the approval of school history textbooks

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