Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Visit to North Korea
On 17 September, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited Pyongyang in North Korea and held talks with General Secretary Kim Jong Il. For over half a century since the end of the Second World War, diplomatic relations with North Korea have yet to be normalized, and it can be said that it is the historical responsibility of the Government to resolve the various issues between Japan and North Korea and to normalize diplomatic relations.
- Opening Statement by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi at the Press Conference on the Outcome of his Visit to North Korea (September 17, 2002)
- Japan-Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Pyongyang Declaration (September 17, 2002) [HTML] [PDF]
- Prime Minister Koizumi's upcoming visit to North Korea (Press Secretary's Press Conference) (September 13, 2002)
- Announcement by Chief Cabinet Secretary on Prime Minister Koizumi's Visit to North Korea (August 30, 2002)
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