Press Conference by Press Secretary Archive
January 2006

31 January: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Japan's policy regarding the Taiwan issue
  2. Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the inauguration of President Denis SASSOU NGUESSO of the Republic of Congo as Chairman of the African Union (AU)
  3. Visit by Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Shotaro Yachi to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Federal Republic of Germany, and the United Kingdom
  4. International Symposium on Scientific and Technical Aspects on the Establishment of the Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf beyond 200 Nautical Miles
  5. First Japan-Russia Working Group Meeting on Consular Affairs
  6. Non-project grant aid to the Kingdom of Lesotho
  7. Cultural grant aid to the Republic of Moldova
  8. One World Festival at the Osaka International House
  9. Questions concerning Iranian nuclear issue
  10. Questions concerning aid to the Palestinian Territories
  11. Question concerning withdrawal of Japanese Self-Defense Forces (SDF) in Iraq

27 January: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Visit by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan to the Republic of Singapore, Malaysia and the Kingdom of Thailand
  2. Japan-DPRK Comprehensive and Parallel Talks
  3. Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Aso on the elections for the Palestinian Legislative Council
  4. Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the direct talks on implementation of Cease-fire Agreements between the Government of Sri Lanka and Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
  5. Seminar to further understand Middle East and Islam in Yamaguchi
  6. Follow-up question concerning Middle East/Islam seminar
  7. Follow-up questions concerning the elections for the Palestinian Legislative Council
  8. Question concerning Russian violation of Japanese airspace
  9. Questions concerning the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Control Law
  10. Follow-up questions concerning Japan-DPRK Talks

26 January (Internet Press Chat Conference): Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the demise of the President of Kosovo Ibrahim Rugova
  2. Visit by Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Katsutoshi Kaneda to London to Attend the London Conference on Afghanistan
  3. Seminar on the Promotion of Accession to the International Counter-Terrorism Conventions and Protocols
  4. Fourth Japan-U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) Plenary Meeting
  5. Grant aid to Mongolia
  6. Grant aid to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  7. Grant aid to the Republic of Nicaragua
  8. Debt-relief measure for the Republic of Rwanda
  9. Question concerning violation of Japanese airspace off Northern Hokkaido
  10. Follow-up question concerning Senior Vice-Minister Kaneda's visit to London
  11. Question concerning election in the Palestinian Territories

24 January: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Announcement by Press Secretary Yoshinori Katori of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Results of the National Assembly Election of Iraq
  2. Japan-U.S. Director-General level meeting on U.S. beef
  3. Upcoming Japan-India Joint Study Group Meeting
  4. Upcoming Fifth Tokyo Workshop on official development assistance (ODA) evaluation
  5. Dispatch of Mr. Kunio Hatoyama to the Republic of Honduras on the inauguration of President Josê Manuel Zenraya Rosales
  6. Grassroots human security grant aid to Iraq
  7. Non-project grant aid to the Kingdom of Swaziland and the Republic of Honduras
  8. Courtesy call on Foreign Minister Aso by U.S. Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor, Jack Dyer Crouch II
  9. Follow-up questions regarding Japan-U.S. Director-General level meeting on beef
  10. Question concerning recent remarks by President Jacques Chirac of the French Republic
  11. Questions concerning election in the Palestinian Territories
  12. Question concerning Guantanamo Prison
  13. Follow-up questions concerning grant aid to Iraq
  14. Questions concerning Japan-Iran relations
  15. Questions concerning issue of helicopter sale to the People's Republic of China

20 January: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Visit to Japan of United States (US) Deputy Secretary of State, Robert B. Zoellick from 21 to 23 January
  2. Arrest of persons concerned with political parties in the Kingdom of Nepal
  3. Elections for the Palestinian Legislative Council on 25 January
  4. The Situation in Côte d'Ivoire
  5. The Second Public Forum concerning United Nations (UN) reform
  6. Symposium on "Recent Trend of the Management of Marine Living Resources: Sustainable Use and Application of Precautionary Approach"
  7. Visit to the United Mexican States by His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan
  8. The sixth ordinary session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU Summit)
  9. Signing of a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty between Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK)
  10. The first round in formal negotiations to revise the convention concerning avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion of income tax between the Government of Japan and the Government of French Republic
  11. Visit to Japan by Vice-President and Chairman of the Golkar Party H. Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, of the Republic of Indonesia from 22 to 26 January
  12. Visit to Japan by Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Secretary General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut
  13. Japan's Grant Aid to the Republic of Ecuador, the Republic of Guatemala and the Republic of Zambia
  14. Question concerning Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Aso's policy speech at the Diet

17 January: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake
  2. Dispatch of Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Aso to the State of Kuwait to offer condolences on the demise of H.H. Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
  3. Visit to Beijing by Senior-Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Yasuhisa Shiozaki to participate in the International Pledging Conference on Avian and Human Influenza
  4. Dispatch of Special Envoy of the Government of Japan, Dr Tatsuo Arima, to La Paz, the Republic of Bolivia, on the inauguration ceremony of the New Bolivian President, Mr. Juan Evo Morales Aima
  5. Japan-EU High-level Consultations
  6. Appointment of the Vice-President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Etsuo Kitahara as the new Executive Director of the International Grains Council (IGC)
  7. Grant aid to the Republic of Madagascar and the Republic of Cape Verde
  8. Questions concerning Islamic Republic of Iran's plans for uranium enrichment
  9. Question concerning statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ban Ki-Moon of the Republic of Korea (ROK) regarding Yasukuni Shrine
  10. Question concerning United States Air Force crash in Okinawa area

13 January: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. The Meeting on Early Response to the Potential Influenza Pandemic in Asia
  2. The Orientation Program for the United States Forces in Japan (USFJ)
  3. Visits by Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Yasuhisa Shiozaki to the Republic of the Philippines, Kingdom of Thailand and the Republic of Indonesia
  4. Presidential Inauguration Ceremony in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia
  5. Visits by Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Akiko Yamanaka to the Kingdom of Belgium, United Kingdom, Republic of Slovenia, and the Republic of Austria
  6. Dispatch of Ambassador on Special Mission to the Inauguration Ceremony of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  7. Visit to Japan by Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Karen Koning AbuZayd
  8. Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the resumption of uranium enrichment-related research and development activities by Islamic the Republic of Iran
  9. Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA) activities
  10. Assistance to the "Isolated and Disenfranchised Communities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory" project
  11. Questions concerning visit to Japan by Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Christopher R. Hill of the US
  12. Questions concerning money laundering by North Korea
  13. Question concerning US military transformation
  14. Follow-up questions concerning Meeting on Early Response to the Potential Influenza Pandemic in Asia

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