Press Conference by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 10:07 a.m.   Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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1. Opening Remarks

(1) Announcement of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) White Paper 2012

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida: At today’s Cabinet Meeting, I reported the announcement of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) White Paper 2012.

This year’s White Paper introduces ODA for the realization of a free, prosperous, and stable international community and ODA to bolster trust in Japan, while also placing focus on the contributions of ODA to the Japanese economy. In addition, it also covers Japan’s disaster prevention cooperation.

It is my hope that the Japanese people will deepen their interest in and understanding of Japan’s ODA through this white paper.