Press Conference by Press Secretary

January 2004

30 January

  1. Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi on recent suicide bombing in Israel
  2. Measures to prevent further spread of avian influenza
  3. Upcoming visit by Mr. Yukio Okamoto, Special Advisor of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, to French Republic and Federal Republic of Germany

27 January

  1. Upcoming trilateral security dialogue among Japan, United State of America and Australia
  2. Follow-up question concerning Japan-US-Australia trilateral consultation
  3. Questions concerning issues surrounding temporary ban on US beef imports
  4. Questions concerning issues surrounding spread of bird flu
  5. Question concerning dispatch order of Self Defense Force (SDF) to Iraq

23 January

  1. Upcoming visit to Middle East by Special Envoy of the Government Responsible for Peace in the Middle East Tatsuo Arima
  2. Emergency grant assistance to Palestinians for improvements to humanitarian situation
  3. Grant assistance to Mongolia for water supply improvement project and for human resource development scholarships
  4. Grant assistance to Timor-Leste for road improvement project
  5. Upcoming round of negotiation on economic partnership agreement (EPA) between Japan and United Mexican States
  6. Security dialogue between Japan and Islamic Republic of Pakistan and between Japan and Republic of India
  7. Follow-up question concerning Dr. Arima's upcoming visit to the Middle East
  8. Questions concerning North Korea
  9. Questions concerning results of dispatch of Self Defense Forces (SDF) advance team to Samawa, Iraq
  10. Question concerning Japan-Egypt medical cooperation for Iraq
  11. Follow-up question concerning negotiation on Japan-Mexico EPA
  12. Question concerning talks between Japan and the United States of America on measures against bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)

20 January

  1. Telephone conversation between Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ban Ki-Moon of the Republic of Korea
  2. Upcoming trilateral policy coordination meeting on North Korea among Japan, United States of America and Republic of Korea

16 January

  1. Emergency grant assistance for Iraq's reconstruction
  2. Telephone conversation between Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi and Secretary of State Colin Powell of the United States of America
  3. Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the election of the new President of Georgia
  4. Protest by Japan against Republic of Korea regarding issuance of postal stamps depicting Takeshima Island
  5. Follow-up question concerning protest of postage stamps
  6. Questions concerning visit to Pyongyang by group of Japanese diplomats
  7. Question concerning rotation of US troops in Okinawa
  8. Question concerning resignation of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Yoon Young-Kwan of the Republic of Korea
  9. Question concerning security situation in Tokyo
  10. Question concerning development of Azadegan oil fields in Iran
  11. Question concerning recent visit to Iran by Foreign Minister Kawaguchi
  12. Question concerning participation of Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials in dispatch of SDF

13 January

  1. Assistance for supporting children in rural areas of the Kingdom of Cambodia through the Village Action Plans
  2. Cultural assistance through the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and other organizations for earthquake disaster in the Islamic Republic of Iran

9 January

  1. Attendance by Ms. Mayumi Moriyama, Member of the House of Representatives, at upcoming inauguration of President of the Republic of Guatemala
  2. Upcoming visit by Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Isao Matsumiya to Romania, Republic of Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina
  3. Upcoming meeting for negotiations on economic partnership agreement (EPA) between Japan and Malaysia
  4. 100th anniversary of relations between Japan and Republic of Panama
  5. Telephone conversations between Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi with High Representative for EU Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) Javier Solana of the European Union, Minister of Foreign Affairs Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Minister of Foreign Affairs Yashwant Sinha of the Republic of India

6 January

  1. Visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi to Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Arab Emirates
  2. Upcoming visit by Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Ichiro Aisawa to People's Republic of China
  3. Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi on the adoption of a new constitution in Afghanistan
  4. Assistance for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Swaziland and assistance for supporting children and adolescents affected by HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe
  5. Emergency relief assistance from Japan for recent earthquake in Iran
  6. Question concerning recent communication with Taiwanese authorities
  7. Question concerning possible date for resumption of six-party talks
  8. Question concerning new case of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in China

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