Press Conference by Foreign Minister Archives
March 2012

Press Conference by Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba

30 March

  1. Opening Remarks
    • (1) Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Foreign Ministers' Meeting
    • (2) Visit to Japan by Rt. Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  2. Domestic Political Situation (Omitted)
  3. Situation in North Korea (“Satellite” Launch)

27 March

  1. Nuclear Security Summit
  2. Realignment of U.S. Forces in Japan
  3. Situation in North Korea (“Satellite” Launch)
  4. Nuclear Security Summit

23 March

  1. Opening Remarks
    • (1) Visit to Okinawa
    • (2) Relaxation of Import Restriction by the Hong Kong Government on Food and Agricultural Products from Japan
    • (3) Japan-China-ROK Investment Agreement
    • (4) Measures of the EU concerning the Insurance/Re-insurance on Transport of Oil from Iran
  2. Realignment of U.S. Forces in Japan
  3. Situation in Iran
  4. Japan-China-ROK Investment Agreement
  5. Japan-China Relationship

21 March

  1. Opening Remarks
    • (1) Consultations between Japan and the US on the Application of National Defense Authorization Act
    • (2) Visit to Japan by President Pinera of the Republic of Chile
    • (3) Establishment of Secretariat of TICAD V
    • (4) Japan-U.S. Cherry Blossom Festival
  2. Questions concerning Sanctions on Iran
  3. Questions concerning Situation in North Korea (Satellite Launch)
  4. Questions concerning Realignment of U.S. Forces in Japan
  5. Questions concerning Nuclear Security Summit
  6. Questions concerning Realignment of U.S. Forces in Japan
  7. Questions concerning Sanctions on Iran
  8. Questions concerning Domestic Politics

16 March ( 5:50 p.m.)

  1. Opening Remarks - Situation in North Korea (Announcement by North Korea)
  2. Situation in North Korea (Announcement by North Korea)

16 March ( 7:55 a.m.)

  1. Opening Remarks
    • (1) Holding “Briefing for Foreign Companies and the Diplomatic Corps in Tokyo concerning the Special Zone for Reconstruction”
  2. Realignment of U.S. Forces in Japan
  3. Attempt by Former Minister Nakai to Contact with North Korea
  4. Realignment of U.S. Forces in Japan

14 March

  1. Opening Remarks - The East Asia Low Carbon Growth Partnership Dialogue
  2. Questions concerning the reduction of the recruitment of National Public Employees
  3. Questions concerning Act on Preservation of Secrets
  4. Questions concerning the Realignment of the US Forces in Japan
  5. Questions concerning the Issue of the Name of the Sea of Japan
  6. Questions concerning Japan-China High-level Economic Dialogue

13 March

  1. Opening Remarks
    • (1) Additional Measures against Iran
    • (2) Relaxation of Travel Restrictions by Taiwan
  2. Situation in North Korea
  3. Additional Measures against Iran

9 March

  1. Opening Remarks
    • (1) Sanctions on Syria
    • (2) Release of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) White Paper
  2. Northern Territory Issue
  3. Debt Reduction for Myanmar
  4. Countermeasures Against Reputational Damages

7 March

  1. Opening Remarks - Cultural Exchange Mission to Myanmar
  2. Questions concerning Situation of Iran
  3. Questions concerning Realignment of the US Forces in Japan
  4. Questions concerning Japan-Korea Relations
  5. Questions concerning Japan-China Relations

6 March

  1. Presidential Election in Russia
  2. Situation in Iran
  3. Japan-China Relationship
  4. Realignment of U.S. Forces in Japan

2 March

  1. Opening Remarks
    • (1) Visit to Japan by Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand
  2. Japan-China-Korea Foreign Ministerial and Summit Meetings
  3. Nagoya Mayor Kawamura’s Remark on Nanjing Incident
  4. Organizational Change of Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  5. Japan-China-Korea Investment Agreement
  6. Domestic Political Situation (Omitted)

1 March

  1. Opening Remarks
    • (1) Announcement on the Agreement Reached during the U.S.-North Korea Dialogue
  2. Announcement on the Agreement Reached during the U.S.-North Korea Dialogue

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