We did well considering the winds were against us. It's still possible to run a stable government.
Any imperial visit would take into account his position as a private individual as well as the societal situation and other considerations. The Imperial Household Agency has dealt with this carefully and will continue to do so.
Japan will calmly proceed with its activities in line with international law.
Surveys like this are also conducted by other countries. We should handle this calmly under international law.
Generally speaking, we don't think that land-to-sea or very short-range missiles, even if fired from North Korea, have a particular immediate impact on our national security.
There is no wavering in our relationship of trust, ... We have not overcome deflation yet so the priority should be on that. We'd like the BOJ to cooperate.
While there is an improvement in price movements, the economy is still in moderate deflation. We need to watch closely to see whether the consumer price index will continue to rise as an overall trend.
Efforts to ease regulations and reform the nation's tax system have helped put this self-sustaining recovery on track, ... The numbers prove our policies have not been wrong.
But I think there is a widespread opinion that the support system for athletes should be more firmly established.
We would like to deal with this firmly based upon our basic recognition that both...the nuclear non-proliferation issue and stable crude oil supplies are important.
It will be wrong to discuss India's nuclear issue on the same basis as North Korea's.
I have not been told where to go yet. But no matter what the position is, I'm determined to accomplish Japan's reform and create a Japan we can be proud of.
It is important that the two governments confirm their political will to have serious talks toward signing a peace treaty.
The government and the BOJ will work as one to defeat deflation, and we hope the BOJ will keep taking effective monetary policy and earn the markets' trust.
We are not in a situation where we can make a decision in advance on the timing of ending the activities of the Self-Defense Forces.
We believe the North Korean side needs to make a political decision over the abduction issue. We want them to change their stance on this issue.
This is the kind of survey every country does. I would hope the South Korean side understands this. Japan will calmly proceed with its activities in line with international law.
India is a country that shares the values of freedom, democracy, basic human rights and the rule of law with the United States and Japan.
Up to now I have also, as one citizen ... made visits. I would like to continue to hold such feelings from now on.
I've visited as one citizen up to now, as well as a politician. I'd like to keep this stance in the future.
The door is always open for talks, but to build more future-oriented and stable ties, I think that China needs to take a step forward now.
It is wrong for China to refuse talks just over one problem...It's China that needs to take another step forward.
We have decided to waive a plan to provide loans for the fiscal 2005, considering the current situation surrounding the Japan-China relations. We will monitor future development in Japan-China relations while continuing discussion (on the loans) within the government.
Since the (suicide), Japan also urged all our staffers in China to use caution against spy activities, and warned all embassies abroad.
Its regrettable that the company attempted to illegally export equipment to China that can be used for transporting weapons of mass destruction. I expect a full picture will be revealed through the further investigation.
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