Note 1: In regard to this missile launch, the Japanese authorities announced on 1 September that the first stage of a two-stage ballistic missile had fallen into the Japan Sea, while the second stage had fallen off the coast of Sanriku, with a strong possibility that the warhead had impacted still further off the coast. On 30 October, the Japan Defense Agency announced the results of its analysis of the North Korean missile launch, determining a high possibility that it had been a ballistic missile based on the Taepo Dong 1 but with the aim of creating a longer-range ballistic missile.
Note 2: Japan decided to introduce an information-gathering satellite by 2002 in order to gather the information needed for Japan's security (22 December Cabinet Decision).
Note 3: The Fourth Batch of Yen Loans covers the five years of FY1996-2000. This has been divided into two portions, the first covering FY1996-98 and the second FY1999-2000, described as the "first three years" and the "latter two years."
Note 4: Four Pillars of a Political Solution for Cambodian Issues:
  • Suspension of military cooperation between Prince Ranariddh and the Pol Pot faction
  • An immediate ceasefire between government forces and the forces of the Ranariddh faction
  • Early implementation of Prince Ranariddh's trial and issue of a pardon by King Sihanouk
  • Election participation by Prince Ranariddh
Note 5: This strategy is based on three pillars: firstly, cooperation by developed countries, international institutions, NGOs and other parties in providing support (partnership) for efforts to overcome development issues in which developing countries take the central role (ownership); secondly, the adoption of both a comprehensive approach, whereby not only ODA but also trade, investment and various other modalities are combined and integrated for development, as well as a country-specific approach, whereby maximal policies are designed and applied in line with the stage of development and other conditions in each country; and thirdly, a focus not on the amount of capital injected but rather on the achievement of quantitative development goals (infant mortality rates, literacy rates, etc.).

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