October 8, 2013 Vol. 9, No. 2

· Presentation by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the 125th Session of the International Olympic Committee

· Joint Statement of the Security Consultative Committee

· The 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

· G20 Saint Petersburg Summit


Prime Minister Abe
addresses the IOC
(Cabinet Public
Relations Office)

Presentation by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the 125th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)


-Cabinet Public Relations Office
September 7, 2013

On September 7, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a speech to the International Olympic Committee. Japan won the bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.


The U.S.-Japan Security
Consultative Committee
(©Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Joint Statement of the Security Consultative Committee


-Ministry of Foreign Affairs
October 3, 2013

On October 3, the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee (SCC) convened in Tokyo, with the participation of both the U.S. Secretaries of State and Defense and Japan’s Ministers for Foreign Affairs and of Defense. On the occasion of this historic meeting, the SCC reaffirmed the indispensable role our two countries play in the maintenance of international peace and security and reconfirmed our Alliance's commitment to the security of Japan through the full range of U.S. military capabilities, including nuclear and conventional. The two sides also set forth a strategic vision that, reflecting our shared values of democracy, the rule of law, free and open markets, and respect for human rights, will effectively promote peace, security, stability, and economic prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at
the 68th Session of the
United Nations General
Assembly (©Ministry
of Foreign Affairs)

The 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly


-Ministry of Foreign Affairs
September 2013

In September, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida traveled to New York for the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

While there, Prime Minister Abe addressed the assembly and made various statements, and Foreign Minister Kishida held meetings related to Japan's interests abroad.


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
shaking hands with President
Barack Obama at the G20
Summit in Saint Petersburg
(Cabinet Public
Relations Office)

G20 Saint Petersburg Summit


-Cabinet Secretariat,
September 5, 2013

On September 5, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who visited the Russian Federation to attend the G20 St. Petersburg Summit, held talks in the morning with Ms. Dilma Vana Rousseff, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, and Ms. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of the Argentine Republic.

In the afternoon, Prime Minister Abe held talks with Mr. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation, and Mr. Barack Obama, President of the United States, following which the Prime Minister attended the first working meeting of the G20.