Press Conference by Press Secretary Archive
March 2006

31 March: Assistant Press Secretary Akira Chiba

  1. Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the UN Security Council Presidential Statement concerning Iran's nuclear issue
  2. Expanded issuance of visas under Japan-ROK Working Holiday Program
  3. Visit to Japan by Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo of the Republic of the Philippines
  4. Dispatch of election observers for Solomon Islands' national elections
  5. Japan-US working level meeting on security issues
  6. The 3rd Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) Core Group Meeting
  7. The 7th Japan-MERCOSUR Senior Official Meeting
  8. Assistance for "Capacity Building for Integrated Psychological, Pedagogical and Medico-social Rehabilitation of School Children and Educational Personnel" project in the Russian Federation of Chechnya
  9. Ceremony to launch project for construction of diesel power station and to complete setting up mobile substations in Samawah, Iraq
  10. Yen loan to the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
  11. Yen loan to Malaysia
  12. Yen loan to the Republic of India
  13. Yen loan to the Republic of Senegal
  14. Yen loan to the Republic of Indonesia
  15. Cultural grant aid to Serbia and Montenegro
  16. Question concerning upcoming Japan-Poland foreign ministerial talks
  17. Follow-up questions concerning Japan-US working level meeting on security issues
  18. Question concerning reports on will of Japanese official of the Consulate-General of Japan in Shanghai

28 March: Assistant Press Secretary Akira Chiba

  1. Signing ceremony of the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF)
  2. Visit to Japan of H.E. Paul Biya the President of the Republic of Cameroon and Mrs. Biya
  3. Central Asia plus Japan Intellectual Dialogue
  4. Sixth joint consultative committee and the third joint study for enhancing economic relations between Japan and Australia
  5. Japan-US working level meeting on security issues
  6. Debt relief in the form of rescheduling to the Republic of Kenya
  7. Two-step-loan project for small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) development and environmental protection to Mongolia
  8. Yen loan to Iraq for irrigation projects
  9. Follow-up questions concerning yen loan to Iraq
  10. Question concerning up-coming visit to Japan by Royal Highness Crown Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

24 March: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Ambassador to Iraq Hisao Yamaguchi meets Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari of Iraq
  2. Meeting between Senior Vice-Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki and Prime Minister Mari Bin Hamud Alkatiri of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste
  3. Visit to Japan by Principal Mohammed Ali Mohammed Mahdi Mohammed Redha Samawi of Samawah Islamic School
  4. Visit to Japan by a delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council, the Russian Parliament's Upper House
  5. Cultural grant aid to Myanmar
  6. Project aid for the Batuta National Foundation of the Juvenile and Infant Symphony Orchestra, Republic of Columbia
  7. Grant aid to Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  8. Follow-up question concerning Ambassador to Iraq Hisao Yamaguchi's meeting with Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari of Iraq
  9. Follow-up question concerning visit to Japan by Principal Mohammed Ali Mohammed Mahdi Mohammed Redha Samawi of Samawah Islamic School
  10. Question concerning military alignment senior level talks
  11. Follow-up questions concerning cultural grant aid to Myanmar
  12. Question concerning abduction case of Mr. Tadaaki Hara
  13. Questions concerning yen loans to the People's Republic of China

23 March (Internet Press Chat Conference): Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the presidential election in the Republic of Belarus
  2. Visit to Japan by Minister of Foreign Affairs Stefan Meller of the Republic of Poland
  3. Visit to Japan by Prime Minister Miyeegombyn Enkhbold of Mongolia
  4. Dispatch of election observers for Ukraine's Supreme Council (Parliament) elections
  5. Japan-US working level meeting on security issues
  6. Training on criminal identification for the Iraqi Police
  7. Grant aid, food aid, and donations to UNDP projects
  8. Question concerning yen loans to the People's Republic of China
  9. Questions concerning Japan-US security talks
  10. Question concerning the abduction of Mr. Tadaaki Hara
  11. Question concerning Japan-Iran relations

17 March: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Aso to the Commonwealth of Australia
  2. Visit to Japan by His Royal Highness Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  3. Visit to Japan by Prime Minister Mari Bim Amude Alkatiri of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  4. G8 Energy Ministerial Meeting in Moscow, Russian Federation
  5. Appointment of Japanese Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Nobuaki Tanaka as the new Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs of the UN
  6. Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the violence in the Palestinian Territories
  7. Statement by Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the opening of the National Assembly of Iraq
  8. Dispatch of election observers for the presidential election in the Republic of Belarus
  9. Water and Sanitation Broad Partnership Initiative (WASABI)
  10. Assistance for "Economic and Social Empowerment of Returned Victims of Trafficking" Project
  11. Seminar on Community Building in the Multi-ethnic Societies of the Western Balkans-From the Human Security Point of View
  12. Fourth meeting of New Japan-China Friendship Committee for the 21st Century
  13. Contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  14. Oku-Inoue Commemorative Youth UN Visit Program to visit the UN Headquarters
  15. Training for Iraqis on environmental conservation of marshlands in Southern Iraq
  16. Grant aid to the Republic of Georgia
  17. Non-project grant aid to the Republic of Kiribati
  18. Follow-up question concerning visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Aso to the Commonwealth of Australia
  19. Follow-up question concerning visit to Japan by His Royal Highness Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

14 March: Assistant Press Secretary Akira Chiba

  1. Ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) by the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
  2. Letters from Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to President Mr. Jalal Talabani, Prime Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jafari, and Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Hajim Al-Hasani of the Iraqi Transitional Government
  3. Congratulatory letter from Prime Minister Koizumi to President Yoweri Museveni of the Republic of Uganda
  4. Visit to Japan of Japanese American Leadership Delegation
  5. Visit by Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Yasuhisa Shiozaki to Switzerland and the United Kingdom
  6. Grant aid to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  7. Grant aid to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  8. Signing of agreement on technical cooperation between the Government of Japan and the Republic of Azerbaijan
  9. Grant aid to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  10. Grant aid to the Republic of Benin
  11. Opening of Tokyo Anime Center
  12. Follow-up question concerning Tokyo Anime Center
  13. Questions concerning visit to Japan by Director for Policy Planning Chun Yungwoo of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea
  14. Question concerning talks between Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Aso and Mr. Frank L. Ellsworth, President of the Japan Society

10 March: Assistant Press Secretary Akira Chiba

  1. Visit to the U.S. by Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Shotaro Yachi
  2. The 22nd Japan-Russia Joint Fishery Committee Meeting
  3. Visit to Japan by Secretary-General Donald James Johnston of the OECD
  4. Japan's submission of a proposal on the methodology for the UN scale of assessments for the next three year term
  5. First meeting of an informal working group on documentation and other procedural questions of the Security Council
  6. FY2005 Japan-EU Regulatory Reform Dialogue Brussels Meeting
  7. Grant aid to People's Democratic Republic of Laos
  8. Non-project grant aid to Tuvalu
  9. Grant aid to the Republic of Armenia
  10. Non-project grant aid to Burkina Faso
  11. Follow-up question concerning Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Shotaro Yachi's visit to the U.S.
  12. Question concerning base realignment in Okinawa

9 March (Internet Press Chat Conference): Assistant Press Secretary Akira Chiba

  1. Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on bomb blasts in Varanasi, India
  2. Japan's reaction to comments by Mr. Li Zhaoxing, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, in his press conference on the occasion of the National People's Congress of China
  3. Dinner banquet hosted by Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Aso inviting Ambassadors of African countries to Japan
  4. Telephone conversation between Foreign Minister Aso and Minister of Foreign Affairs Peter Gordon MacKay of Canada
  5. The 4th World Water Forum
  6. Grant aid for underprivileged farmers in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Bolivia and Republic of Nicaragua
  7. Follow-up questions concerning Japan's reaction to comments by Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing
  8. Question concerning comment by Foreign Minister Aso at the Japan National Press Club
  9. Question concerning EPA/FTA with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  10. Questions concerning comment by Foreign Minister Aso on Taiwan

7 March: Assistant Press Secretary Akira Chiba

  1. Signing of Agreement between the Government of Japan and UNESCO concerning the Establishment of the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) under the auspices of UNESCO
  2. Visit to Japan by Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Yu Myung-Hwan of the Republic of Korea (ROK)
  3. Visit to Japan by Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Brunson McKinley
  4. Telephone conversation between Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Aso and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov of the Russian Federation
  5. Japan-Russia Eminent Persons' Council
  6. Visit by Senior Secretary for Foreign Affairs Kiyohiko Toyama to the United Kingdom (UK) to attend the International Symposium Asia 2015
  7. Visit by Senior Vice Minister of the Cabinet Office Taimei Yamaguchi to the Portuguese Republic
  8. Visit by Mr. Hidenao Nakagawa, member of the House of Representatives, to the Republic of Chile
  9. Emergency grant aid to the Organization of American States (OAS)
  10. Grant aid to UNICEF for the Project for Improving Maternal and Child Health Care in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  11. Grant aid to the Republic of Moldova
  12. Sector program grant aid to Moldova
  13. Non-project grant aid to the United Republic of Tanzania
  14. Questions concerning report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  15. Follow-up questions concerning ROK Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Yu Myung-Hwan's visit to Japan
  16. Follow-up question concerning telephone conversation between Japanese and Russian foreign ministers

3 March: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on a series of bomb blasts in Karachi, Pakistan
  2. Emergency grant aid for the landslide disaster in Southern Leyte, Philippines
  3. Japan-China Consultations concerning the East China Sea and Other Matters
  4. Japan-US Consultation on Realignment
  5. Symposium on Japan and India entitled "Challenges and Prospects in Asia and Pacific in the 21st Century"
  6. Symposium on Doha Development Agenda: Toward Effective Implementation of Japan's New Development Initiative for Trade and Japan's Cooperation for Africa
  7. International Islands Symposium: Suitable Development for Islands-Education, Tourism, Environment, and Economic Development
  8. Provision of TV program "Captain Majed" to Iraq
  9. Visit to Japan by officials from the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
  10. Grant aid to the Programme for Peace Building and Reintegration Assistance to Amnestied GAM Prisoners Recipients, Demobilized GAM Combatants and Conflict-Affected Communities throughout Aceh
  11. Grant aid to the Kingdom of Cambodia
  12. Technical cooperation to the Republic of Vanuatu and the Republic of Malawi
  13. Follow-up questions concerning China-Japan Consultations concerning the East China Sea and Other Matters
  14. Follow-up question concerning Japan-US Consultation on Realignment
  15. Question concerning Japan-ROK relations
  16. Question concerning the Foreign Policy and Energy Security Seminar "Energy Situation in Russia, China and India: From the Foreign Policy Perspective"
  17. Questions concerning the case of Mr. Shosei Koda
  18. Questions concerning recent visit to Japan by Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  19. Question concerning India-US uranium enrichment agreement

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