Press Conference by Press Secretary

February 2005

25 February

  1. Inauguration of the second Qurie Cabinet of the Palestinian Interim Self-Government Authority
  2. Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the issue of the abduction of Japanese nationals
  3. Improving human security by drug abuse counseling, treatment and rehabilitation services in Cambodia
  4. Grassroots human security grant aid to Iraq
  5. Dispatch of Japanese officials for the parliamentary elections in the Republic of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
  6. Question concerning Joint Statement of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee regarding Taiwan
  7. Question concerning realignment of U.S. Forces
  8. Questions concerning relocation of Futenma Air Station
  9. Questions concerning visit to Japan by Mr. Lee Teng-hui of Taiwan
  10. Question concerning visit to Japan by President Chen Shui-bian of Taiwan and Madam Wu Shu-chen

22 February

  1. Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobutaka Machimura on announcement by Prime Minister John Howard of Australia to send new troops to Iraq
  2. Exemption from fees for Temporary Visitor's Visas for Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan
  3. Follow-up questions concerning sending of Australian troops
  4. Questions concerning statement following the Japan-US Security Consultative Committee meeting regarding Taiwan
  5. Question concerning Takeshima Island

18 February

  1. Upcoming Japan-US Security Consultative Committee Meeting, Japan-US Foreign Ministerial Talks, and other meetings
  2. Emergency grant aid to the Palestinian Territories
  3. Status of Okinotorishima island
  4. Question concerning Japan-US-ROK trilateral cooperation
  5. Follow-up question concerning upcoming Japan-US Security Consultative Committee Meeting

15 February

  1. Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the assassination of the former President of the Council of Ministers Rafic Hariri of Lebanon by terrorist bombings
  2. Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the situation in Togo
  3. Upcoming visit to Japan by His Majesty Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin ibni Almarhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia and Her Majesty Tengku Fauziah Abdul Rashid, the Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia
  4. Grant assistance for Bhutan and Tajikistan
  5. Questions concerning North Korean issues
  6. Question concerning upcoming meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobutaka Machimura and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice of the US
  7. Follow-up questions concerning North Korean issues
  8. Question concerning United Nations (UN) Security Council reform

8 February

  1. Visit to Japan by Minister of Foreign Affairs Seyyed Kamal Kharrazi of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  2. Second Asian Senior-level Talks on Non-Proliferation (ASTOP)
  3. Grassroots human security grant aid to Iraq (Governorate of Al-Muthanna)

4 February

  1. Telephone conversation between Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and President George W. Bush of the United States of America
  2. Upcoming visit by Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Ichiro Aisawa to the Republic of Indonesia and the Commonwealth of Australia
  3. Japan's Medium-Term Policy on Official Development Assistance (ODA)
  4. Situation in the Kingdom of Nepal
  5. Question concerning realignment of US Forces
  6. Question concerning countermeasures for water pollution

1 February

  1. National assembly election in Iraq
  2. Joint study groups on possibility of economic partnership agreements (EPA)
  3. Question concerning Okinotorishima Island
  4. Question concerning Six-Party Talks

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