Press Conference by the Press Secretary Archive
May 2006

30 May: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Japan's assistance for earthquake disaster in Central Java, Republic of Indonesia
  2. Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Aso on the 2+2 process
  3. Other announcements and statements
  4. Follow-up questions concerning the visit to Japan by the Hon. Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda
  5. Question concerning the Meeting of the Four Co-chairs of the Tokyo Conference on the Reconstruction and Development of Sri Lanka

26 May: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Extraordinary Meeting of the Four Co-chairs of the Tokyo Conference on the Reconstruction and Development of Sri Lanka to be held in Tokyo
  2. Visit to Japan by Mr. Paul Wolfowitz, President of the World Bank (WB)
  3. Debt relief to the Dominican Republic
  4. Joint press conference for the Fourth Meeting of the Japan-Arab Dialogue Forum

25 May (Internet Press Chat Conference): Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Visit to Canada and the United States of America by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
  2. Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations on the presidential election in Union of Comoros
  3. Visit to Japan by Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Minister of Defence of India
  4. Visit to Japan by Mr. Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and his spouse, Madam Nhem Sakhan
  5. Visit to Japan by Iraqi karate players
  6. Entry into force of Agreement on Duty-Free Treatment of Multi-Chip Integrated Circuits (MCPs)
  7. Grant aid to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

23 May: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Statement by Mr. Taro Aso, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the establishment of the new Government of Iraq
  2. Death of Dr. Lee Jong-wook, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)
  3. The 12th Intergovernmental Consultation on Japan-China Cultural Exchange
  4. Third Meeting of the Joint Governmental Study for strengthening economic relations between Japan and Switzerland
  5. The Fourth Meeting of Japan-Arab Dialogue Forum
  6. Question concerning East China Sea gas talks
  7. Question concerning Takeshima issue
  8. Question concerning Japan-China foreign ministers' meeting
  9. Questions concerning China Cultural Center
  10. Questions concerning Fourth Japan-Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Summit Meeting
  11. Questions concerning FY2007 budget
  12. Question concerning withdrawal of Self-Defense Forces (SDF) from Iraq

19 May: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Japan-China 21st Century Exchange Program
  2. Preliminary discussion with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  3. Second round of the negotiations on the Japan-Chile Economic Partnership Agreement
  4. Mr. Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, to attend the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) and other meetings
  5. Japan-ROK Press Secretary Consultation
  6. Ambassador Tatsuo Arima, Special Envoy of the Government of Japan, to attend the World Economic Forum on the Middle East
  7. Dispatch of an observer for the referendum in Montenegro
  8. The 12th Annual Meeting of the Japan-Russia Agreement on Avoiding Incidents at Sea
  9. Handover ceremony of grassroots human security grant aid to the Governorate of Al-Muthanna
  10. Grant aid to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  11. Grant aid to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  12. Question concerning alleged ballistic missile testing by North Korea
  13. Question concerning Japan-China foreign ministers' meeting

16 May: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Japan-China 21st Century Exchange Program
  2. Meeting of council on Japan's public diplomacy
  3. Handover ceremony of solid waste and sewage treatment vehicles and of equipment for repair and maintenance of roads in Samawah, Iraq
  4. Emergency grant aid to the African Union for supporting its initiatives concerning the Darfur issue
  5. Questions concerning realignment of US forces

12 May: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Dispatch of a special envoy to attend the inauguration ceremony of the President of the Republic of Haiti
  2. Visit to Japan by Foreign Minister Kantathi Suphamongkhon of the Kingdom of Thailand
  3. Question concerning search of a North Korean vessel
  4. Questions concerning Japan-China talks
  5. Question concerning Japan-China relations
  6. Follow-up question concerning Foreign Minister Kantathi's visit

11 May (Internet Press Chat Conference): Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Statement by Mr. Taro Aso, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the United Nations Human Rights Council Election
  2. Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Shotaro Yachi to visit Europe
  3. Visit to Japan by Minister of Foreign Affairs Besnik Mustafaj of the Republic of Albania
  4. Visit to Japan by Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul-Gheit of Egypt
  5. The United Nations Workshop on Small Arms and Light Weapons in Bangkok
  6. The African Festa 2006
  7. Assistance for "Strengthening Human Security for Women in Mobile Populations through Health Education and HIV/AIDS Care in Papua New Guinea" Project
  8. Grant Aid to the Republic of Ecuador
  9. Question concerning World Food Programme's assistance operations to North Korea
  10. Question concerning police investigations into the abduction issue of the Japanese nationals
  11. Question concerning Japan-China gas talks

9 May: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Presentation ceremony of the project for providing equipment for Al-Muthanna border police
  2. Grant aid to Republic of Nicaragua for a project for the construction of Boaco General Hospital
  3. Technical assistance to the Republic of Panama
  4. Great Egyptian Construction Project
  5. Environmental Pollution Abatement Project in Egypt
  6. Yen loan to Republic of Tunisia
  7. Japan-China Comprehensive Policy Dialogue
  8. Japan-Russia joint coast guard exercise
  9. Protocol of 1996 to Amend the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976
  10. Appointment of Mr. Motoo Noguchi as International Judge of Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia
  11. Mr. Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, to Visit the United States
  12. Visit to Japan by Minister for Foreign Affairs Dermot Ahern of Ireland
  13. Visit to Japan by Executive Director Thoraya Ahmed Obaid of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  14. Visit to Japan by Secretary-General Kofi Annan of the United Nations
  15. Follow-up questions concerning the Japan-China Comprehensive Policy Dialogue

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