Press Conference by Press Secretary Archive
September 2005

30 September: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Visit by Indonesian teachers to Japanese schools
  2. Visit to Japan by Chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Hussain Sayid of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  3. Upcoming visit to Japan by President of the Council of Ministers Silvio Berlusconi of the Republic of Italy
  4. Upcoming visit to Japan by President Nicanor Duarte Frutos of the Republic of Paraguay
  5. 19th Japan-Canada Joint Economic Committee (JEC) Meeting
  6. Global Festa Japan 2005
  7. Human security, grant aid, and programs in developing countries supported by the Government of Japan
  8. Questions concerning the Japan-China Consultations concerning the East China Sea and Other Matters
  9. Questions concerning the upcoming schedule of and issues related to Japan-North Korea talks
  10. Questions concerning issues related to the sanction on US beef enacted by the Government of Japan
  11. Question concerning the decision of the Osaka High Court regarding Prime Minister Koizumi's visits to the Yasukuni Shrine
  12. Follow-up questions concerning the Indonesian teachers visiting Japan

27 September: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Visits of Deputy Press Secretary/Deputy Director-General for Press and Public Relations Tomohiko Taniguchi
  2. Human security
  3. Bhutan and Gross National Happiness (GNH) 2005 Symposium
  4. Intercessional Open-Ended Working Group to Elaborate a Draft Legally Binding Normative Instrument for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
  5. Second Japan-Republic of Korea (ROK) meeting concerning the remains of Korean citizens in Japan
  6. Measures to counter the spread of avian influenza
  7. Dispatch of Director of Earthquake and Tsunami Observations Division Masahiro Yamamoto of the Japan Meteorological Agency to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
  8. Visits to Japan by foreign dignitaries for the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan
  9. Japan-United Mexican States foreign ministers' meeting
  10. Grant aid to Iraq
  11. Japan-Russian Federation bilateral meeting
  12. Questions concerning Japan-People's Republic of China talks on the East China Sea issue

22 September (Internet Press Chat Conference): Assistant Press Secretary Akira Chiba

  1. Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs MACHIMURA Nobutaka on the adoption of the joint statement at the Fourth Round of Six-Party Talks
  2. Japan-Republic of Korea summit talks on the telephone
  3. Japan-People's Republic of China Consultations concerning the East China Sea and Other Matters
  4. Holding of US-Australia-Japan Counter-Terrorism Talks
  5. The 24th Meeting of the Board on Comprehensive ODA Strategy
  6. Visit to Japan by Minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista of the United Mexican States
  7. "Workshop on Vocational Training" as part of G8-BMENA Partnership Initiative
  8. Grant aid (food aid) to Burkina Faso
  9. Follow-up question on Japan-China Consultations
  10. Question concerning Japan-North Korea dialogue
  11. Question concerning courtesy call of Governor of Okinawa Keiichi Inamine
  12. Follow-up question concerning "Workshop on Vocational Training"
  13. Question concerning Gulf Cooperation Council

20 September: Assistant Press Secretary Akira Chiba

  1. Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs MACHIMURA Nobutaka on the adoption of the joint statement at the Fourth Round of Six-Party Talks
  2. Extension of the term of visa exemption measures for nationals of the Republic of Korea
  3. Exemption of visa for residents in Taiwan
  4. Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the voting for the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House) and Provincial Council Elections in Afghanistan
  5. Fourth Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)
  6. Tokyo Donor Conference in support of the peace process in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  7. Presentation Ceremony of Police H.Q. Equipment to the Governorate of Al-Muthanna (including Samawah), Iraq
  8. Statement by the Press Secretary on the serial terrorist acts in Baghdad, Iraq
  9. Emergency Grant Aid to the Republic of Sudan
  10. Humanitarian Assistance to the Republic of Cuba through the World Food Programme (WFP)
  11. Follow-up questions concerning adoption of the joint statement at the Six-Party Talks
  12. Questions concerning energy assistance to North Korea
  13. Question concerning gas fields in the East China Sea

13 September: Assistant Press Secretary Akira Chiba

  1. Telephone conversation between Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Prime Minister John Howard of the Commonwealth of Australia
  2. Telephone conversation between Prime Minister Koizumi and Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom (UK)
  3. Telephone conversation between Minister for Foreign Affairs Machimura Nobutaka and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice of the United States of America
  4. Assistance in response to damages caused by Hurricane Katrina
  5. Visit by Prime Minister Koizumi to New York City
  6. Visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Machimura Nobutaka to New York City
  7. Assessment of contributions to the United Nations (UN)
  8. Visit by Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Keishiro Fukushima to the Republic of Paraguay and the Federative Republic of Brazil
  9. Grant aid to Paraguay
  10. Grant aid to the Republic of Bulgaria
  11. Grant aid to the Republic of Lithuania
  12. Grant aid to the Republic of Uzbekistan
  13. Debt relief to the Kyrgyz Republic
  14. Dispatch of Japan's election observers for the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House) and Provincial Council Elections in Afghanistan
  15. Japan-Korea Exchange Omatsuri in Seoul
  16. Follow-up questions concerning Japan and the UN
  17. Question concerning anti-Japanese computer games
  18. Question concerning Prime Minister Koizumi's visit to New York
  19. Questions concerning resumption of Six-Party Talks

9 September: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Assistance in response to damages caused by Hurricane Katrina
  2. Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the submission of the definitive report by the Independent Inquiry Committee on alleged corruption in the United Nations "Oil-For-Food" Programme
  3. Grant aid
  4. The Third Dispatch of Japan-Middle East Cultural Exchanges and Dialogue Mission
  5. The 46th Convention of Nikkei & Japanese Abroad
  6. Guests and national/special days of the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan (10 to 16 September)
  7. Question concerning meeting between Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Shotaro Yachi and US Ambassador to Japan John Thomas Schieffer
  8. Questions concerning Bill O'Reilly's remarks
  9. Follow-up question concerning 46th Convention of Nikkei & Japanese Abroad

8 September (Internet Press Chat Conference): Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Provision of additional emergency assistance supply in response to the damages caused by Hurricane Katrina
  2. Invitation program to Japan for journalists interested in Japanese anime
  3. Signing of the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of Canada concerning cooperation on anticompetitive activities
  4. Follow-up questions concerning invitation program on Japanese anime
  5. Questions concerning Six-Party Talks

6 September: Assistant Press Secretary Akira Chiba

  1. Assistance for Hurricane Katrina
  2. Messages of condolence
  3. Deaths of Japanese citizens in Afghanistan
  4. Emergency assistance to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the Wolesi Jirga (Lower House) and provincial council elections in Afghanistan
  5. Missing Japanese national in the Republic of Indonesia
  6. Emergency grant aid to the Republic of Indonesia
  7. Emergency grant aid after Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and parts of the northern West Bank
  8. Appointment of Dr. Sen Genshitsu, Chairman of the UN Association of Japan, as Japan-UN Goodwill Ambassador
  9. Grant assistance to the Republic of Senegal
  10. Visit to Japan by the Republic of Uganda
  11. Follow-up question concerning message of condolence from His Majesty the Emperor
  12. Question concerning visit to Japan by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of the State of Israel
  13. Question concerning cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and foreign media
  14. Follow-up question concerning deaths of Japanese citizens in Afghanistan
  15. Questions concerning nuclear programs
  16. Question concerning Self-Defense Forces (SDF) in Iraq

2 September: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Hurricane Katrina
  2. Messages from Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobutaka Machimura concerning incidents in Baghdad
  3. Cancellation of visit to Japan by President Paul Biya of the Republic of Cameroon
  4. Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs Kantathi Suphamongkhon of the Kingdom of Thailand to North Korea
  5. Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
  6. Meeting between police authorities of Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK)
  7. Third policy evaluation paper of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  8. Global Fund Replenishment for 2006-2007: London Meeting
  9. Grant aid
  10. Guests and national/special days of the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan (3 to 9 September)
  11. First Japan-Mexico Cultural Summit
  12. Exhibition at the Diplomatic Record Office: Japan-Russia Relations, 1855-1916
  13. Press conference by Dr. Sawako Takeuchi, Candidate for the position of OECD Secretary-General
  14. Question concerning situation in Iraq
  15. Follow-up question concerning Hurricane Katrina
  16. Follow-up questions concerning meeting between Japanese and ROK police authorities

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