Press Conference by Foreign Minister Masahiko Koumura Archives
January 2008

31 January

  1. Incident of Health Hazard Thought to be Caused by Chinese-made Frozen Dumplings
  2. Japan-Australia Foreign Minister Talks

25 January

  1. Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security
  2. A Permanent Law concerning the Dispatch of Self-Defense Forces Overseas
  3. Replenishment Support Special Measures Law
  4. North Korean Issues

22 January

  1. Symposium "Building Peace - Japan and UN"
  2. Visit to Japan by the President-Elect of the Republic of Korea
  3. Outreach at the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit
  4. Decrease in Global Stock Markets
  5. Cabinet Meeting

18 January

  1. Whaling Issues
  2. Statement of the President-Elect of the Republic of Korea
  3. Insider Trading by NHK Employees
  4. Foreign Policy Speech at the Diet
  5. Exhibition at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in "Nanjing Massacre" by Japanese Invaders
  6. Climate Change Issues

15 January (5:52 p.m.)

  1. Talks with Special Envoy for the President-Elect of the Republic of Korea
  2. Talks with Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  3. Possibility of India Becoming a Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council

15 January (9:40 a.m.)

  1. Signing of the Japan-Laos Investment Agreement
  2. Japanese Language Proficiency of Foreign Nationals Residing in Japan
  3. Visit to Japan by the Special Envoy for the President-Elect of the Republic of Korea (ROK)
  4. Election of Legislators in Taiwan

11 January

  1. Dispatch of Representative of the Government of Japan Yasushi Akashi to Sri Lanka
  2. Holding of the Japan-Brazil Exchange Year
  3. New Law Regarding the Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law
  4. Temporary Detention of a Defense Attache of the Japanese Embassy in China
  5. Regarding the Replay of the Handball Qualification Tournaments for the Beijing Olympics

8 January

  1. Visit to Tanzania by Foreign Minister Koumura
  2. Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV)
  3. Cost Sharing for Relocation of US Forces in Okinawa
  4. Kidnapping of a Japanese National in Iran
  5. Japan-US Center for Peace and Cultural Exchange
  6. North Korean Issues

6 January

5 January


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