(* This is a provisional translation by an external company for reference purpose only. The original text is in Japanese.)

Press Conference by Minister for Foreign Affairs Hirofumi Nakasone

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 10:55 a.m.
Place: Briefing Room, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Main topic:

  1. Opening Statement
    • Receipt of a report from "the Review Committee for Preventing the Reoccurrence of Corruption and Fraudulent Practices related to ODA Projects"

1. Opening Statement

Receipt of a report from "the Review Committee for Preventing the Reoccurrence of Corruption and Fraudulent Practices related to ODA Projects"

Minister:
Today I will receive a report from "the Review Committee for Preventing the Reoccurrence of Corruption and Fraudulent Practices related to ODA Projects" from its chairman, Dr. Toshio Watanabe, President of Takushoku University. In light of the corruption incident of Pacific Consultants International Co., Ltd. in connection with an ODA loan project in August 2008, I gave instructions to establish a committee made up of external experts, and asked the committee to study the measures to prevent the reoccurrence of such corruption and fraudulent practices. After submitting the report to me, Dr. Watanabe will explain its contents to you all.

Related Information (Towards Preventing a Recurrence of Corruption Related to ODA [PDF])

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