Vol. 5, No. 16 (November 25, 2009)
The opinions and materials contained herein do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Government of Japan.
In this issue
Japan, US Leaders Agree to Start Deliberation Process
On November 13 Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama held talks in Tokyo with US President Barack Obama, who was visiting Japan for the first time since he took office. In order to deepen the Japan-US alliance ahead of next year's fiftieth anniversary of the revision of the Japan-US Security Treaty, the two leaders...
US President Obama Promises Active
On November 14 in Tokyo US President Barack Obama delivered his first major speech on US diplomacy toward Asia. In the speech, President Obama described the United States as an "Asia- Pacific nation" and said that since taking office he had...
20th Anniversary of Emperor's Enthronement
-FPCJ, No. 0970
On November 12 a government-sponsored ceremony and a private-sector ceremony were held in Tokyo for the Emperor, who marked the twentieth anniversary of his enthronement on that day. The government- sponsored ceremony to celebrate the occasion, which was held at the National Theater of Japan, was attended by about 1,000 persons, including Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama (the executive head), the legislative and judicial heads, foreign ambassadors in Japan, and invited guests. The private-sector ceremony, which was organized by political and business circles and held at the Imperial Palace Plaza, attracted about 30,000 people. The Japanese media reported...
Japan's New Commitment to Asia
-Address by H.E. Dr. Yukio Hatoyama,
His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean,
Just a short while ago, the APEC leaders' Summit was successfully concluded under the esteemed chairpersonship of His Excellency Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. I have come to this lecture immediately afterwards. I am very honored to be able to speak with you about the new Japanese administration's policy toward Asia. I especially thank Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Teo for serving as the moderator today.
2. Asia and Japan
Today, there is no question about the importance of Asia.
First Day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
On November 14 (local time), Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama visited the Republic of Singapore to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting.
After his arrival, Prime Minister Hatoyama held talks with Mr. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore. Following the meeting, Prime Minister Hatoyama attended the opening ceremony of the Japan Creative Centre (JCC).
The JCC was established, upon Prime Minister Lee's proposal, with...
Second Day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
On November 15 (local time), Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, who is visiting the Republic of Singapore to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Meeting, took part in a breakfast session with...