Press Conference by Foreign Minister Masahiko Koumura Archives
December 2007

28 December

  1. Terrorist Attack Targeting Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto
  2. Visit to Kenya and Tanzania by Foreign Minister Koumura
  3. Japan-China Summit Meeting
  4. News Surrounding Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Personnel
  5. North Korean Issues
  6. Disclosure of Diplomatic Records

24 December

  1. Bill for the Establishment of the National Security Council
  2. Issue of the Northern Territories
  3. Visit to China by Prime Minister Fukuda
  4. Issue of Hepatitis Settlement

22 December

  1. Revival Negotiations for FY 2008 Budget

21 December (6:35 p.m.)

  1. Japan-Australia Foreign Minister Telephone Talks

21 December (9:13 a.m.)

  1. FY2007 Official Development Assistance (ODA) White Paper
  2. 2nd International MANGA Award
  3. Seizure of Japanese Fishing Vessels in Waters around Kunashiri Island
  4. Response by the Government of Australia to the Research Whaling Vessels
  5. Visit to China by Prime Minister Fukuda

20 December

  1. Presidential Election in the Republic of Korea (ROK)
  2. FY2008 Initial Budget and FY2007 Supplementary Budget

19 December

  1. Seizure of Japanese Fishing Vessels in Waters around Kunashiri Island
  2. Announcement by US President George W. Bush about the Reduction of Nuclear Warheads
  3. Calling for the Discontinuation of the Production of Electric Light Bulbs

18 December

  1. Policy Concerning Implementation of Visa-free Exchanges and Ensuring of Successor Vessel
  2. Visit to China by Prime Minister Fukuda
  3. Seizure of Japanese Fishing Vessels in Waters around Kunashiri Island

17 December

  1. Pledge of Assistance to the Palestinians
  2. Handover of Security Responsibility in Basra, Iraq
  3. Seizure of Japanese Fishing Vessels in Waters around Kunashiri Island

14 December (14:30 p.m.)

  1. Emergency Assistance for the Oil Spill Accident in the Republic of Korea
  2. Assistance to the Chadian Police for Humanitarian Protection (PTPH)
  3. Seizure of Japanese Fishing Vessels in Waters around Kunashiri Island
  4. Response by the Government of Australia to the Research Whaling Vessels
  5. North Korean Issues

14 December (9:39 a.m.)

  1. Cabinet Meeting
  2. Talks with Singaporean Minister of Foreign Affairs George Yong-Boon Yeo
  3. Seizure of Japanese fishing vessels in waters around Kunashiri Island
  4. Extension of the Diet Session
  5. Issue of Gas Fields in the East China Sea
  6. North Korean Issues

12 December

  1. Special Measures Agreement on Host Nation Support

11 December

  1. United Nations Climate Change Conference
  2. Visit to China by Prime Minister Fukuda
  3. Press Communique of Japan-China High-Level Economic Dialogue
  4. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin Expresses Support for his Successor
  5. Issue concerning US Embassy Rent in Tokyo

7 December

  1. North Korean Issues
  2. Information Leakage from the Private PC of an Embassy Official

6 December

  1. Adoption of Draft Resolutions concerning Nuclear Disarmament, and Small Arms and Light Weapons at the Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly
  2. New Law Regarding the Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law
  3. Host Nation Support
  4. North Korean Issues

4 December

  1. Cabinet Meeting and Informal Cabinet Meeting
  2. Japan-China Relations
  3. North Korean Issues

1 December

  1. General Impression of Japan-China Foreign Ministers' Meeting
  2. Issue of Gas Fields in the East China Sea
  3. North Korean Issues
  4. Historical Issues/Taiwan Issue
  5. Evaluation of Japan-China Foreign Ministers' Meeting
  6. Japan-China High-Level Economic Dialogue

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