Press Conference by Foreign Minister Archives
January 2012

Press Conference by Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba

31 January

  1. Opening Remarks - Holding the 2nd Japan-U.S. Working-Level Talks on the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act
  2. Sanctions on Iran

27 January

  1. Opening Remarks - Consultations towards Japan’s Participation in the TPP Negotiations
  2. TPP
  3. G20 Foreign Ministerial Informal Meeting
  4. TPP

25 January

  1. Opening Remarks
    • (1) Visit to Japan by Mr. Sergey Viktorovich LAVROV, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
    • (2) Draft code of conduct for space activities being prepared by the European Union (EU)
  2. Questions concerning visit to Japan by Mr. Sergey Viktorovich LAVROV, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  3. Questions concerning Japan’s response to the Draft of the code of conduct for space activities being prepared by the European Union (EU)
  4. Questions concerning integrated reform of social security and tax
  5. Questions concerning trade deficit of Japan
  6. Questions concerning issues of Takeshima

24 January

  1. Opening Remarks - Exchange of Diplomatic Notes concerning the Entry into Force of the Agreement between Japan and the Republic of Peru for an Economic Partnership
  2. Q&A: (To be posted shortly.)

20 January

  1. Opening Remarks - Dispatch of Relevant Ministries' Officials for Consultations with Countries Concerned toward Japan’s Participation in TPP negotiations
  2. Issue of Realignment of U.S. Forces in Japan
  3. Domestic Political Situation (Omitted)
  4. Issue of Realignment of U.S. Forces in Japan
  5. TPP
  6. Sanctions on Iran
  7. Situation in North Korea

18 January

  1. Sanction on Iran
  2. Meeting of the directors-general of Japan, the United States, and the Republic of Korea
  3. Abduction cases of Japanese Nationals and the introduction of Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation

17 January

  1. Opening Remarks
    • (1) Cabinet oral approvalof appointing Akihiko Tanaka as the next president of JICA
    • (2) Expressing Japan’s interest in participating in the TPP negotiations
  2. Q&A: (To be posted shortly.)

13 January

  1. Opening Remarks
    • (1) Visit to Middle East
    • (2) Japan-France Foreign Ministerial Strategic Dialogue
    • (3) Official Trip to Nemuro Jurisdiction District
    • (4) Cabinet Reshuffle
  2. Issue of Realignment of U.S. Forces in Japan
  3. Contact by Mr. Hiroshi Nakai, House of Representatives Member with North Korean Official
  4. Visit to the Middle East
  5. Sanctions on Iran

4 January

  1. Opening Remarks - Diplomacy of this year
  2. Situation in North Korea
  3. TPP
  4. Sanctions on Iran
  5. Realignment of U.S. Forces in Japan
  6. Diplomacy of this year
  7. New energy policy

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