Press Conference by the Press Secretary Archive
March 2007

30 March: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Aso to the Republic of Korea (ROK)
  2. Visit by Foreign Minister Aso to the Republic of India for the SAARC Summit Meeting
  3. Follow-up questions concerning Foreign Minister Aso's visit to India

27 March: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Dispatch by Japan of arms monitors to the United Nations Political Mission in Nepal (UNMIN)
  2. Dispatch by Japan of an election observer mission to the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste
  3. Japan-Republic of Chile Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
  4. Visit to Japan by Premier Wen Jiabao of the People's Republic of China
  5. Questions concerning the issue of gas fields in the East China Sea
  6. Questions concerning Japan-Republic of Korea relations

23 March: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Visit to Japan by Vice President Tariq Al-Hashimi of the Republic of Iraq
  2. Visit to Japan by Minister of External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee of the Republic of India
  3. Visit to Japan by Prime Minister Romano Prodi of the Italian Republic

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

  1. Seminar on Investment Promotion in Central Europe and the V4 Countries
  2. Visit to Japan by Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt of the Kingdom of Sweden
  3. Second bilateral meeting between Japan and Viet Nam on economic partnership agreement (EPA) negotiations

20 March: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Announcements available on the MOFA website
  2. The First Round of the Negotiation on the Trilateral Investment Agreement among the People's Republic of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea
  3. Questions concerning the Middle East peace process
  4. Questions concerning the visit to Japan of leaders from the Republic of Iraq
  5. Questions concerning the comfort women issue
  6. Question concerning the possibility of a visit by Prime Minister Abe to the Gulf countries and the Arab Republic of Egypt

16 March: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Announcements available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website
  2. Visit to Japan by Vice President Tariq Al-Hashimi of the Republic of Iraq
  3. Seminar for Iraqi National Reconciliation
  4. Japan-Singapore Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
  5. Questions concerning the visit to Japan by Premier Wen Jiabao the People's Republic of China
  6. Question concerning the visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the United States (US)

13 March: Assistant Press Secretary Noriyuki Shikata

  1. The Four-Party Consultative Unit for the concept of the "Corridor for Peace and Prosperity"
  2. Questions concerning the Six-Party Talks
  3. Follow-up questions concerning the Four-Party Consultative Unit for the concept of the "Corridor for Peace and Prosperity"

9 March: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Visit to Japan by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of the Republic of Singapore
  2. Visit to Japan by Prime Minister John Howard of the Commonwealth of Australia
  3. Questions concerning the comfort women issue
  4. Questions concerning the situation in the Republic of Iraq
  5. Question concerning the possibility of a visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to four Arab countries
  6. Question concerning a meeting to be hosted by Japan of representatives from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the State of Israel, and the Palestinian Territories
  7. Questions concerning the strategic dialogue between Japan and the Republic of Korea

6 March: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Visit to Japan by President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia
  2. Seventh High Level Consultation between Japan and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)
  3. Speech by Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Aso
  4. Convening of the Japan-North Korea Working Group
  5. Follow-up questions concerning the Japan-North Korea Working Group
  6. Question concerning the possible visit to Japan by the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand
  7. Questions concerning the Japan-Republic of Korea Strategic Dialogue

2 March: Deputy Press Secretary Tomohiko Taniguchi

  1. Announcements available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website
  2. Questions concerning the upcoming Japan-North Korea bilateral talks in Hanoi, Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

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