should be revised in the future.
The government is dealing with the issue based on the wishes of the families, so we are working on the premise they will stay permanently in Japan,
It is beyond my understanding why a foreign government interferes with a politician's spiritual affairs and makes it a diplomatic issue.
No growth without reforms.
Parliament said it's not necessary, but I've believed it's at the heart of structural reforms. So I want to ask the Japanese people what they really think,
It's a matter of the heart,
I hope someone with the will to push forward the Koizumi reforms will become the next (LDP) president,
The upper house decided that postal privatization is not needed. So I would like to ask the general public whether it supports or opposes it. That's why I dissolved Parliament, ... I will do my best to win the elections so that I can continue the reforms.
The situation of each (Upper House) member is different. I have asked (the LDP leadership) to carefully consider it,
consider how we can improve bilateral relations between the countries, and also consider how our bilateral relations are important to the two countries, to Asia and the entire world.
That the World Exposition has proved such a resounding success is in no small part due to the tireless efforts of more than 120 countries and organizations, individual companies and groups and people from all walks of life,
What I say to the Chinese is that a free society is in your interest.
Japan must respond as a responsible member of international society and an ally of the United States.
the local situation, requests of the Iraqi people and the international situation.
First, we will work for the legislature to pass the postal reforms. Then, we will press forward on our principles to privatize what can be privatized and decentralize what can be done by local authorities.
The pains felt by Asian countries are our own pains. Disaster in Asia is nothing but ours as well.
We share the same indignation to terrorism,
I don't think there are many Japanese citizens who are opposed to the government fighting against terrorism,
the firm resolve of the United States and President Bush against terrorism.
He will resort to all possible means to fight terrorism and I believe this resolve was behind the phrase 'axis of evil',
After Galileo was convicted (for heresy by the Spanish Inquisition) for his theory that the Earth revolved around the sun, ... he replied, Still, the Earth is moving.'
I am not disappointed in the president's position. (He) is enthusiastic about environmental issues, and there is still time to discuss this issue.
I am ready to meet with him any time,
There are no surprises this time around,
Wow, it's great, ... I felt that the response showed that what I've been saying all along is right - and that it expresses the direction of our time.