Press Conference by Foreign Minister Archives
November 2009

Press Conference by Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada

27 November

  1. Opening Statements
    • (1) The Fourth FEALAC Foreign Minister’s Meeting
    • (2) The First Round of the Meeting of the Expert Committee on the so-called Secret Agreements
    • (3) The Council of the Three-level Political Appointees of the Foreign Ministry
  2. The Investigation into the Issue of the So-called Secret Agreements (the Expert Committee, etc.)
  3. The Issue of the Realignment of the US Forces in Japan
  4. The Government Revitalization Unit (the Scrutinizing of Public Projects)
  5. Climate Change (COP15)

24 November

  1. Opening Statements
    • (1) Kidnapping of a Japanese National in Yemen
    • (2) Inauguration of the Expert Committee on so-called Secret Agreements
    • (3) Council of the Three Political-level Appointees of the Foreign Ministry
  2. The Research into the so-called Secret Agreements
  3. Nuclear Umbrella (The Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States)
  4. The Government Revitalization Unit (the Scrutinizing of Public Projects)
  5. The Issue of the Realignment of the US Forces in Japan
  6. The Ministerial Committee on the Development of Defense Capabilities

20 November

  1. Opening Statements
    • (1) Election of the President of the European Council
    • (2) The APEC Japan 2010
  2. The Issue of the Realignment of the US Forces in Japan
  3. The North Korean Abduction Issue
  4. Visit to North Korea by a Senior US Official

17 November

  1. Opening Statements
    • (1) Japan-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
    • (2) The Foreign Minister’s Visit to Okinawa
  2. The Issue of the Realignment of the US Forces in Japan
  3. Japan-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
  4. US-China Relations
  5. Kidnapping of a Japanese National in Yemen
  6. Japan-Russia Relations
  7. The Investigation into the Issue of the Secret Agreements
  8. Regional Cooperation in Asia
  9. The Issue of Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

13 November

  1. Opening Statements
    • (1) The Visit to Japan by President of the United States Barack Obama
    • (2) Foreign Minister’s Visit to Okinawa
    • (3) The Council of the Three Political-level Appointees
  2. Foreign Minister’s Visit to Okinawa
  3. EPA and FTA Policies in the East Asian Community
  4. The Visit to Japan by President of the United States Barack Obama
  5. The Issue of the Realignment of the US Forces in Japan
  6. Japan-North Korea Relations
  7. The Japan-Russia Summit Meeting
  8. Measures against Global Warming
  9. Agreement on Japanese Migration to the Dominican Republic

10 November

  1. Opening Statements
    • (1) The Establishment of a Ministerial Working Group on a Replacement Facility for Futenma Air Station
    • (2) Attendance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meetings in Singapore
    • (3) The Decision on Policies for Assistance to Afghanistan and Pakistan
    • (4) Meeting of the Council of the Three Political-level Appointees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  2. Assistance to Afghanistan
  3. The Issue of the Realignment of the US Forces in Japan (the Ministerial Working Group on a Replacement Facility for Futenma Air Station)
  4. A hit-and-run accident in Okinawa Prefecture
  5. The Japan-US Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
  6. Armed Engagement between North Korea and the Republic of Korea (ROK)
  7. US President Obama’s Visit to Japan (a Visit to Hiroshima and Nagasaki)
  8. Voting Rights for Foreigners
  9. East China Sea Issues
  10. The Opening of Press Conferences

6 November

  1. Opening Statements
    • (1) The Ministerial Committee on Economic Partnership Agreements and the World Trade Organization
  2. Assistance to Afghanistan
  3. The Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting
  4. The Issue of the Realignment of the US Forces in Japan
  5. The Border Dispute between Cambodia and Thailand
  6. Visit to Japan by Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell of the United States
  7. Japan-Russia Relations
  8. The Visit to Japan by President of the United States Barack Obama
  9. The Granting of Voting Rights in Local Elections to Permanent Foreign Residents
  10. The Ministerial Committee on Economic Partnership Agreements and the World Trade Organization

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