Keterlibatan dalam Perjajian Internasional

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forest

Agriculture

  • Japan’s Food and Agricultural Cooperation in Africa
    • NERICA (New Rice for Africa)
    • Japan’s Relation with Africa
    • Japan’s Initiatives toward African Development
  • The BSE Issue between Japan and the U.S.

  • Visit to Japan by Dr. Jacques Diouf, Director-General of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (May 2008)
  • Exchange of Notes on Grant Aid (Assistance for Underprivileged Farmers) through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to the Republic of Uganda and Burkina Faso (March 2008)
  • Grant Assistance for Underprivileged Farmers in the Palestinian territories, Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia through the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) (July 2007)
  • Japan’s Initial Response to the Issuing of the Chairs’ Texts on Draft Modalities of Agriculture and NAMA in the DDA (July 2007)
  • Assistance to Farmers in the Southern Part of the Republic of Haiti Affected by Hurricane through the FAO’s Project to Improve Food Self-sufficiency (February 2007)
  • Assistance for United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security project “Support to ex-poppy farmers and poor vulnerable families in border areas” Project in Myanmar (January 2007)
  • The Grant Assistance for Underprivileged Farmers: Dissemination of NERICA and Improved Rice Production Systems in Uganda (through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)) (February 2006)
  • Assistance for “Establishing a Zone Free of the Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Problem in the Southern Rift Valley, Ethiopia, and Assisting Rural Communities in Agricultural and Livestock Development” Project (February 2006)
  • Assistance for “Support to the Livelihood Rehabilitation for Conflict Affected People Engaged in Agriculture in North and East Sri-Lanka” Project (October 2005)
  • Assistance for “Cassava multiplication, distribution and enhanced coordination of agricultural emergency operations in Rwenzori region of Western Uganda” Project (October 2005)
  • Assistance through the Trust Fund for Human Security for Supporting Poor Farmers in Ghana by the Dissemination of New Rice for Africa (NERICA) (October 2004)
  • Assistance through the Trust Fund for Human Security for supporting poor farmers in Sierra Leone by the dissemination of New Rice for Africa (NERICA) (October 2004)
  • Statement by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on the resolution of the issue of safeguards for three agricultural products, including welsh onions (December 2001)
  • Countermeasures of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) (November 2001)

Fisheries

  • Holding of the International Symposium “Recent Trend of the Management of Marine Living Resources: Possibility and Limitation of Ecosystem approaches” (March 2007)
  • The 22nd Japan-Russia Joint Fishery Committee Meeting (March 2006)
  • Symposium “Recent Trend of the Management of Marine Living Resources: Sustainable Use and Application of Precautionary Approach” (January 2006)
  • Announcement for International Symposium on “Towards the Mutual Understanding between Sustainable Use and Protection of Marine Resources” (February 2004)
  • The Management of Whales
    • Result of Public Poll on Whaling 2002 (Fisheries Agency Website) 
    • The Position of the Japanese Government on Research Whaling
    • Management of Cetacean Resources
      • What is the IWC ?
      • Whale species and their management
      • Minke whales are increasing
      • Minke whale population in the Antarctic estimated at 760,000
      • Japan’s request for a catch of 50 minke whales in its coastal waters is justifiable
      • Management of dolphins and porpoises
      • Whaling Moratorium and Southern Ocean Sanctuary cause waste of resources
      • Partial Chronology of Whaling
    • Japan and the Management of Whales
    • International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling
    • Center of the Sustainable Use of Marine Resources (Fisheries Agency Website) 
  • Statement by H.E. Ambassador Yoshiyuki Motomura, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan, at the General Assembly Meeting on Agenda Item 52 (a): Oceans and the Law of the Sea 52 (b): Sustainable Fisheries (November 2003)
  • Statement by Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka on Fishing Operations by Fishing Boats of the Republic of Korea in Waters around the Four Northern Islands (August 2001)

Forest

  • The Second Round of the International Experts Meeting on Illegal Logging (March 2008)
    • Chairpersons’ Summary (March 4, 2008)
  • Opening remark by Mr. Osamu UNO, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, at the 43rd International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) (November 2007)
  • Deposit of the Instrument of Acceptance of the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 (August 2007)
  • Japan’s Financial Assistance through the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) (May 2007)
  • International Experts Meeting on Illegal Logging “Possible Way Forward towards More Sustainable Forest Management” (March 2007)
  • Signing of the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 (February 2007)
  • The 35th International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) (November 2003)
    • Message by Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Minister of the Foreign Affairs of Japan (November 3, 2003)
  • Asia Forest Partnership (AFP)
    • Third Meeting for the Promotion of Asia Forest Partnership (AFP) (November 2003)
    • Second Meeting for the Promotion of Asia Forest Partnership (AFP) (July 2003)
    • First Meeting for the Promotion of Asia Forest Partnership (AFP) (November 2002)
    • Preparatory Meeting on Asia Forest Partnership (AFP) (July 2002)
  • Illegal Logging and the Trade in Illegally Logged Timber and Wood Products (June 2003)
    • Joint Announcement (June 24, 2003)
    • Action Plan [PDF]
  • The 34th International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) (May 2003)
    • Summary and Evaluation
  • The 33rd International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC) (November 2002)
    • Summary and Evaluation
    • Address by Mr. Eisuke Hinode, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Japan

Other Resources

  • Address by H.E. Mr. Yasuo Fukuda, Prime Minister of Japan on the Occasion of the High-Level Conference on World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy (June 2008) [English] [French [Japanese]
  • Decision on Emergency Food Aid in Response to Rising Food Prices (May 2008)
  • Decision on Emergency Food Aid in Response to Rising Food Prices (April 2008)
  • Dispatch of Letters from Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda on Rising Food Prices (April 2008)
  • Exchange of Notes on Grant Aid (Food Aid) through the World Food Programme (WFP) for the Republic of Malawi (March 2008)
  • Exchange of Notes concerning Grant Aid (Food Aid) to the Republic of Burundi through the World Food Programme (WFP) (February 2008)
  • Assistance through the World Food Programme (WFP) to Cambodia, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Colombia (January 2008)
  • Exchange of Notes for Grant Aid (Food Aid) through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for the Republic of the Sudan (December 2007)
  • Exchange of Notes on Grant Aid (Food Aid) to 8 Countries Including Timor-Leste through WFP (World Food Programme) (December 2007)
  • Exchange of Notes on Grant Aid (Food Aid) through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) (August 2007)
  • Assistance through the World Food Programme (WFP) for Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation in Georgia (April 2007)
  • Assistance through the World Food Programme (WFP) for Internally Displaced Persons and Vulnerable People in the Republic of Azerbaijan (April 2007)
  • Assistance through the World Food Programme (WFP) for Senegalese (April 2007)
  • Grant Assistance for Underprivileged Farmers in Sudan, Palestine, and Mozambique through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (March 2007)
  • Food Aid through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) (March 2007)
  • Food Aid through the World Food Programme (WFP) (February 2007)
  • The Fourth Japan-WFP Policy Consultation (January 2007)
  • Food Aid through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) (December 2006)
  • Assistance for “Enhancing Food Security through Empowerment of Schools” Project in Zimbabwe (November 2006)
  • Food Aid through the World Food Programme (WFP) (October 2006)
  • Food Aid to African Countries through the World Food Programme (WFP) (August 2006)
  • Food Aid through the World Food Programme (WFP) (March 2006)
  • The Third Japan-WFP Annual Policy Consultation – Partnership for Human Security – (March 2006)
  • The International Grains Council (IGC) Appointed Etsuo Kitahara, Vice-President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), as the New Executive Director (January 2006)
  • Special Guest Address at WFP Dublin Global Meeting Opening Ceremony “World Hunger? What’s my dream to solve this problem?” (June 2004)
  • Remarks by Mr. Kenichi Mizuno, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Japan, at Round Table “World Food Summit: five years later” (June 2002)

Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

What’s New:

  • Second Session of the Preparatory Committee of the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (April 28-May 9, 2008)
  • Statement by Foreign Minister Koumura on the Dublin Conference on Cluster Munitions (Adoption of Draft Convention) (May 30, 2008)
  • The Fifth Asian Senior-level Talks on Non-Proliferation (ASTOP) (April 2008)
    • Results (May 1,2008)
    • Opening Speech by Mr. Hitoshi KIMURA, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (April 25, 2008)
    • Press Release (April 11, 2008)
  • The Second Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention (April 2008)
    • Statement by H.E. Mr. Minoru SHIBUYA, Ambassador of Japan and Permanent Representative of Japan to the OPCW
    • Japan’s National Papers
      • Promotion of Non-Proliferation of Chemical Weapons
      • Japan’s Efforts Toward Early Destruction of ACW in China
  • Additional Measures based on the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act to Freeze the Assets of Entities and Persons Related to Iran’s Proliferation Sensitive Nuclear and Other Activities (Japan’s Implementation of United Nations Security Council resolution on Iran’s Nuclear Issue) (April 2008)
  • Mr. Branislav Kapetanovic, Spokesperson of the Cluster Munition Coalition, Paid Courtesy Call on Mr. Hitoshi Kimura, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (April 2008)
  • Statement by H. E. Ambassador Takahiro Shinyo, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, at the 2008 annual session of the United Nations Disarmament Commission (April 8, 2008)
  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Yasuhide Nakayama, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament (March 4, 2008)
  • Statement by Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1803 concerning Iran’s Nuclear Issue (March 4, 2008)
  • Statement by Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) by the Republic of Colombia (January 2008)
  • Disarmament and Non-Proliferation: Japan’s Efforts (Pamphlet)

Atomic Energy

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

  • The 51st General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (September 2007)
    • Statement by Mr. NAKAGAWA Yoshio, Senior Vice-Minister for Cabinet Office (September 17, 2007)
    • Press Release (September 14, 2007)
  • Exchange of Diplomatic Notes for the Entry into Force of the Agreement for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy between Japan and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) (November 2006)
  • Seminar on Strengthening Nuclear Security in Asian Countries (November 2006)
    • Chairman’s Conclusions from the Seminar on Strengthening Nuclear Security in Asian Countries (November 10, 2006)
    • Press Release (November 1, 2006)
  • Visit to Japan by Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, IAEA Director General (November 2006)
  • Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism – Text of Statement of Principles (October 2006)
  • Statement by Mr. MATSUDA Iwao, Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, at the 50th General Conference of the IAEA (September 2006)
  • Telephone Conversation between the Foreign Ministers of Japan and Iran (June 2006)
  • Statement by Mr. Taro Aso, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Iranian Nuclear Issue: US Proposal on Negotiations with Iran (June 2006)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the U.N. Security Council Presidential Statement concerning Iran’s Nuclear Issue (March 2006)
  • Signing of Agreement for Co-operation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy between Japan and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) (February 2006)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Adoption of a Resolution concerning Iran’s Nuclear Issue at the Extraordinary Meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors (February 2006)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Resumption of Uranium Enrichment-related Research and Development Activities by Iran (January 2006)
  • Statement by Mr. MACHIMURA Nobutaka, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the IAEA and its Director General ElBaradei (October 2005)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Election of Mr. Yukiya Amano, Ambassador to the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna, as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (October 2005)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Adoption of a Resolution concerning Iran’s Nuclear Issue at the Meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors (September 2005)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Adoption of a Resolution concerning Iran’s Nuclear Issue at the Special Meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors (August 2005)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Resumption of Uranium Conversion Activities by Iran (August 2005)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Adoption of Amendments to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM) (July 2005)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Adoption of a Resolution by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors on Iran’s Nuclear Issue (December 2004)
  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, at the United Nations General Assembly Plenary Meeting, on Agenda Item 14: Report of the IAEA (November 2004)
  • Visit to Japan by Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, IAEA Director General (September 2004)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Adoption of a Resolution by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran’s Nuclear Issue (September 2004)
  • Statement by H.E. Ambassador Yukio Takasu, President of the 47th IAEA General Conference (September 2004)
  • Statement by Mr. Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy, Delegate of the Government of Japan, at the Forty-eighth General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (September 2004) [PDF]
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Implementation of Integrated Safeguards by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to Japan’s Nuclear Activities (September 2004)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Resumption of Uranium Enrichment-related Activities by Iran (August 2004)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Adoption of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors’ Resolution concerning Iran’s Nuclear Issue (June 2004)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Conclusion by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regarding Japan’s Nuclear Activities (June 2004)
  • The Japan’s Efforts and Contribution on Universalization of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Additional Protocol (May 2004)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Entry into Force of the IAEA Additional Protocol in 15 European Countries (May 2004)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Adoption of the IAEA Board of Governors’ Resolution concerning Iran’s Nuclear Issue (March 2004)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Adoption of IAEA Board of Governors’ Resolution concerning Libya’s Nuclear Issue (March 2004)
  • Statement by Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on Libya’s Signing of the IAEA Additional Protocol (March 2004)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on conclusion of the contract for the development operations of Azadegan field (February 2004)
  • Summary of Japan-Iran Consultation on Disarmament and Non-proliferation Issues (January 2004)
  • Visit by Minister for Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi to the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United Arab Emirates (Summary and Evaluation) (January 2004)
  • Statement by Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on Iran’s Signing of the IAEA Additional Protocol (December 2003)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Adoption of the IAEA Board of Governors’ Resolution concerning Iran’s Nuclear Issue (November 2003)
  • Japan appreciates the decision of the Islamic Republic of Iran to cooperate fully with the IAEA (October 2003)
  • The resolution adopted at the General Conference of IAEA Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement between the Agency and the North Korea (September 2003) [PDF]
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors’ Adoption of the Resolution concerning the Nuclear Issues of Iran (September 2003)
  • Statement by Mr. Hiroyuki Hosoda Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy Delegate of the Government of Japan At the Forty-seventh General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (September 2003)
  • Japan-Iran Expert Meeting on the IAEA Additional Protocol (August 2003)
  • Accession to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (August 2003)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Chairwoman’s Summing-up Statement of the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting Concerning the Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran (June 2003)
  • Statement by Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Reports by UNMOVIC and IAEA to the United Nations Security Council on the Inspections in Iraq (March 2003)
  • Statement by Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Reports by UNMOVIC and IAEA to the United Nations Security Council on the Inspections in Iraq (February 2003)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Resolution concerning North Korea at the February Meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors (February 2003)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Resolution concerning North Korea at the January Meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors (January 2003)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Removal of Seals and other Interference by North Korea in the Used Nuclear Fuel Storage and other Facilities (December 2002)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Removal of Seals and other Interference by North Korea in the Used Nuclear Fuel Storage Facilities (December 2002)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on North Korea’s Removal of the Protective Seals of the Graphite-Moderated Experimental Reactor (December 2002)
  • International Conference on Wider Adherence to Strengthened IAEA Safeguards (Chairman’s Summary) (December 2002)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Resolution of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Board of Governors concerning the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (November 2002)

Climate Change

Topics:

  • Dispatch of Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Japan on Climate Change (June 2008)
  • Address by H.E. Mr. Yasuo Fukuda, Prime Minister of Japan on the Occasion of the High-Level Conference on World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy (June 2008) [English] [French (PDF)] [Japanese]
  • Leaders of Central American and Caribbean Countries Endorsed the”Cool Earth 50″ and the “Cool Earth Promotion Programme” Proposed by Japan (May 2008)
  • Japan-UNDP Joint Framework for Building Partnership to Address Climate Change in Africa (May 2008)
  • Joint Announcement on Enhanced Cooperation in Environment and Climate Change Issues between Japan and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (May 2008)
  • The 4th Ministerial Meeting of the Gleneagles-Dialogue on Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development (Chairs’ Conclusions) (March 2008)
  • Basic Policy on Development Cooperation in the Field of Climate Change – Recommendations by Experts’ Panel for Realization of “Cool Earth” – (March 2008) [PDF]
  • Singapore Declaration on Climate Change, Energy and the Environment (Third East Asia Summit) [PDF] [Text Version]

New Proposal on Climate Change, “Cool Earth 50”

High-Level Event on Climate Change

  • Mr. Yoshiro Mori, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Japan’s Attendance at the 62nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (September 2007)
    • The United Nations High Level Event on Climate Change (Overview and Evaluation) (September 24, 2007)
      • Statement by Mr. Yoshiro Mori, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Japan (September 24, 2007)
    • Meeting Between Mr. Yoshiro Mori, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Japan, and Dr. Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (Overview) (September 25, 2007)

Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP)

  • COP 10 (6-17 December 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
    • Overview and Major Results (December 18, 2004)
    • UNFCCC-COP 10 Official Website other site
  • COP 9 (1-12 December 2003, Milan, Italy)
    • Summary by the President of the Conference of the Parties at its Ninth Session (December 12, 2003) [PDF]
    • Statement by the Delegation of Japan at the Ministerial Round Table Discussions (December 2003)
    • UNFCCC-COP 9 Official Website other site
  • COP 8 (23 October-1 November 2002, New Delhi, India)
    • High-Level Segment Attended by Ministers and Senior Officials – The Delhi Ministerial Declaration on Climate Change and Sustainable Development –
    • UNFCCC-COP 8 Official Website other site
  • COP 7 (29 October-9 November 2001, Marrakesh, Morocco)
  • COP 6 bis (16-27 July 2001, Bonn)
  • COP 6 (13-24 November 2000, The Hague)
  • COP 5 (25 October-5 November 1999, Bonn)
  • COP 4 (2-14 November 1998, Buenos Aires)
  • COP 3 (1-11 December 1997, Kyoto)
  • COP 2 (8-19 July 1996, Geneva)
  • COP 1 (28 March-7 April 1995, Berlin)

Informal Meeting on Further Actions against Climate Change

Resources

  • Dispatch of Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Japan on Climate Change (June 2008)
  • Address by H.E. Mr. Yasuo Fukuda, Prime Minister of Japan on the Occasion of the High-Level Conference on World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy (June 2008) [English] [French (PDF)] [Japanese]
  • Leaders of Central American and Caribbean Countries Endorsed the”Cool Earth 50″ and the “Cool Earth Promotion Programme” Proposed by Japan (May 2008)
  • Japan-UNDP Joint Framework for Building Partnership to Address Climate Change in Africa (May 2008)
  • Joint Announcement on Enhanced Cooperation in Environment and Climate Change Issues between Japan and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (May 2008)
  • The 4th Ministerial Meeting of the Gleneagles-Dialogue on Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development (Chairs’ Conclusions) (March 2008)
  • Basic Policy on Development Cooperation in the Field of Climate Change – Recommendations by Experts’ Panel for Realization of “Cool Earth” – (March 2008) [PDF]
  • Dispatch of Survey Mission on Climate Change to Tuvalu and Fiji (February 2008)
  • Statement by Ambassador Yukio Takasu, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, at the Thematic Debate of the General Assembly “Addressing Climate Change: The United Nations and the World at Work” (February 2008)
  • Climate Change and Perspective for Japan-EU Cooperation (January 2008)
  • Address by Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan at the 61st Meeting of the Nippon Keidanren Board of Councillors (December 2007)
  • Mr. Kemal Derviş, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Pays a Call on Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign Affairs (December 14, 2007)
  • Singapore Declaration on Climate Change, Energy and the Environment (Third East Asia Summit) [PDF] [Text Version]
  • Towards a “Sustainable East Asia”: Japan’s Environmental Cooperation Initiative announced at the 3rd EAS (November 2007) [PDF]
  • Fact Sheet: U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Energy Security, Clean Development, and Climate Change (November 2007)
  • Statement by Ambassador Takahiro Shinyo, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations on Agenda Item 54: Sustainable Development (October 2007)
  • Foreign Minister Masahiko Koumura to Attend Meeting of Major Economic Countries on Climate Change Hosted by the United States (September 2007)
  • Statement by Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka, Director-General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, at the Informal Thematic Debate of the General Assembly “Climate Change as a Global Challenge” (August 2007)
  • Japan-U.S. High-Level Consultations on Climate Change (August 2007)
  • The 4th Meeting of the Policy Implementation Committee of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (APP) (July 2007)
  • Courtesy Call by Dr. Han Seung-soo, United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change (May 2007)
  • Statement by Ambassador Kenzo Oshima, Permanent Representative of Japan, at the Security Council Open Debate on Energy, Security and Climate (April 2007)
  • The Third Japan-China Climate Change Dialogue (August 2006)
  • The Preparatory Meeting of Ministers for the Eleventh Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP11) and the First Session of the Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP1) (Overview and Evaluation) (September 2005)
  • G8 Gleneagles 2005 “Japan’s Climate Change Initiative” (July 6-8, 2005) [PDF] [Text Version]
  • Twenty-Second Sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (SB22) (Overview and Evaluation) (May 2005)
  • Seminar of Governmental Experts on Climate Change (Overview and Evaluation) (May 2005)
  • The Second China-Japan Climate Change Dialogue (April 2005)
  • Address to celebrate the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol by H.E. Mr. Kazuo Asakai, Ambassador of Japan to the European Union (February 2005)
  • Statement by Mr. Nobutaka Machimura, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Entry into Force of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (February 2005)
  • Commemorative Event to Mark the Entry into Force of the Kyoto Protocol (Video image broadcast) (February 2005)
  • Statement by Mr. Nobutaka Machimura, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Signing of the Bill to Ratify the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by the President of the Russian Federation (November 2004)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Passage of the Bill to Ratify the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in the Russian Federation Council (October 2004)
  • Address by Ambassador Kazuo Asakai at the Institute for European Studies on Global Sustainable Development (October 2004) [PDF]
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Passage of the Bill to Ratify the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in the Russian State Duma (October 2004)
  • Statement by Mr. Nobutaka Machimura, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Decision of the Government of Russia to Ratify the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (September 2004)
  • Request for Russia’s Early Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol (November 2003)
  • Third Meeting of the U.S.-Japan High-Level Consultations on Climate Change (August 2003) [Joint Statement] [Announcement]
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on Canada’s Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (December 2002)
  • Statement by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on the Acceptance of the Kyoto Protocol by Japan (June 2002)
  • Statement by Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi on the Acceptance of the Kyoto Protocol by Japan (June 2002)
  • Kyoto Protocol (March 2002)
  • Future Policies Toward the Ratification of the Kyoto Protocol (February 2002)
  • Statement by Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Announcement of Climate Change Policy by the Government of the United States (February 2002)
  • Visit to Japan by High Level EU Mission on Environment concerning the Kyoto Protocol (July 2001)
  • Resolution Concerning the Realization of International Agreement Toward the Entry into Force of the Kyoto Protocol
    • Resolution of the House of Representatives (April 19, 2001)
    • Resolution of the House of Councilors (April 18, 2001)
  • UNFCC Official Website other site

Conflict Prevention

  • Exchange of Notes for Grant Aid to the Republic of Lebanon through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for the Agency’s Emergency Appeal for Northern Lebanon (March 2008)
  • Visit to Japan of Dr. Jacob Kellenberger, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (February 2008)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Development toward a Solution of the Conflict in Sri Lanka (January 2008)
  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Takahiro Shinyo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan, at the Security Council Open Debate on the Role of the Security Council in Conflict Prevention in Africa (August 2007)
  • Statement by H.E. Ambassador Kenzo Oshima, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (June 2005)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Declaration of Renunciation of Armed Conflict by Anti-Government Forces in Rwanda (April 2005)
  • Grant Aid for Conflict Prevention and Peace Building for the Financial Reform of the Palestinian Authority through the World Bank (March 2005)
  • Grant Aid to the Republic of Sierra Leone for Arms for Development (AFD) Programme (March 2005)
  • Statement by H.E. Ambassador Koichi Haraguchi, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (December 2004)
  • Statement by H.E. Ambassador Koichi Haraguchi, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, on the Role of Civil Society in Post-Conflict Peace-Building (June 2004)
  • Statement by H.E. Ambassador Koichi Haraguchi, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (June 2004)
  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Koichi Haraguchi, Permanent Representative of Japan, at the Open Debate of the Security Council in Connection with “Post-Conflict National Reconciliation: The Role of the United Nations” (January 2004)
  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Koichi Haraguchi, Permanent Representative of Japan, at the Security Council Meeting on the Recommendations of the Security Council Mission to West Africa (January 2004)
  • Statement by H.E. Ambassador Koichi Haraguchi, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (December 2003)
  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Koichi Haraguchi, Permanent Representative of Japan, at the Wrap-up Meeting of the Security Council Focusing on the Role of the United Nations in Post-Conflict Situations (April 2003)
  • Appointment of Ambassador in Charge of Conflict and Refugee-related Issues in Africa (April 2003)
  • Japan-UK Cooperation in the field of Conflict Prevention – JOINT FUNDING OF THE COMMUNITY REINTEGRATION PROGRAMME IN SIERRA LEONE – (December 2002)
  • Japan’s Policy toward the United Nations in the Post-Cold War World
    • Conflict Prevention (Pamphlet 2000)
  • International Symposium on Conflict Prevention “Culture of Prevention: Multi-Actor Coordination from UN to Civil Society” (March 2001)

Disaster Prevention and Relief

What’s New:

  • Emergency Assistance to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka for the Flood Disaster (June 2008)
  • Earthquake Disaster in Sichuan Province, China (May 2008)
  • Cyclone Disaster in the Union of Myanmar (May 2008)
  • Earthquake Disaster in Sichuan Province, China (May 2008)
  • Cyclone Disaster in the Union of Myanmar (May 2008)

  • Emergency Assistance to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka for the Flood Disaster (June 2008)
  • Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Madagascar for Cyclone Disaster (February 2008)
  • Japanese ODA Loan to Bangladesh (February 2008)
  • Emergency Aid to Ecuador for Torrential Rain Disaster (February 2008)
  • Emergency Assistance for Cold Wave Disaster in the Republic of Tajikistan (February 2008)
  • Emergency Assistance for Heavy Snowfall in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (February 2008)
  • Emergency Aid for Heavy Snowfall Disaster in Southern China (February 2008)
  • Emergency Aid to the Republic of Bolivia for Torrential Rain Disaster (January 2008)
  • Emergency Aid to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka for the Flood Disaster (December 2007)
  • Return of Expert Team of Japan Disaster Relief Team (JDR) from the Republic of Korea (December 2007)
  • Emergency Aid to the Republic of Korea for Oil Spill Accident (December 2007)
  • Emergency Aid for Flood Disaster in Papua New Guinea (November 2007)
  • Emergency Grant Aid to the United Mexican States for Major Floods and Landslides Disaster (November 2007)
  • Emergency Grant Aid to People’s Republic of Bangladesh for Cyclone Disaster (November 2007)
  • Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs Masahiko Koumura on the Cyclone Disaster in Bangladesh (November 2007)
  • Emergency Aid to Mexico for Flood Disaster in Tabasco and Chiapas (November 2007)
  • Emergency Assistance to the Dominican Republic for the Tropical Storm Disaster (November 2007)
  • Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Uganda for Flood Disaster (September 2007)
  • Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Ghana for Flood Disaster (September 2007)
  • Emergency Aid to the Republic of Nicaragua for Hurricane Disaster (September 2007)
  • Emergency Assistance for the Earthquake Disaster in the Republic of Peru (August 2007)
  • Emergency Aid to Jamaica for Damage Caused by Hurricane Dean (August 2007)
  • Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, Sends a Message of Sympathy on the Earthquake Disaster in Peru (August 2007)
  • Emergency Assistance for the Earthquake Disaster in the Republic of Peru (August 2007)
  • Mr. Taro Aso, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sends a Message of Sympathy on the Earthquake Disaster in Peru (August 2007)
  • Prime Minister Abe Expresses Sympathy for Flood Disaster in South-central China to President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao of the People’s Republic of China (August 2007)
  • Emergency Assistance to the Republic of the Sudan for Flood Disaster (July 2007)
  • Emergency Aid to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for Flood Disaster (July 2007)
  • Emergency Assistance for the Cyclone Disaster in the Western Part of the Union of Myanmar (June 2007)
  • Emergency Assistance to Uruguay for Torrential Rain Disaster (May 2007)
  • Emergency Grant Aid for Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster in the Solomon Islands (April 2007)
  • Emergency Assistance to the Solomon Islands for Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster (April 2007)
  • Grant Aid for the Earthquake Risk Reduction and Recovery Preparedness Programme for South Asian Region (March 2007)
  • Emergency Grant Aid for Torrential Rain Disaster in the Republic of Bolivia (March 2007)
  • Emergency Assistance to Bolivia for Torrential Rain Disaster (February 2007)
  • Emergency Assistance to the DKI Jakarta Province, Indonesia, for Flood Disaster (February 2007)
  • Emergency Assistance for the Landslide Disaster in Sri Lanka (January 2007)
  • Emergency Grant Aid for the Mudslides and Floods Disaster caused by Typhoon “Reming” in Southern Luzon Island, the Republic of the Philippines (December 2006)
  • Assistance for Trust Fund for Human Security project “Restoring Livelihoods in Grenada after Hurricanes Ivan and Emily” (December 2006)
  • Emergency Grant Aid for the Mudslide Disaster caused by Typhoon “Reming” hitting Southern Luzon Island, the Republic of the Philippines (December 2006)
  • Emergency Assistance for the mudslides disaster caused by Typhoon hitting Southern Luzon Island, the Republic of the Philippines (December 2006)
  • Emergency Assistance to the Republic of Panama for Torrential Rain Disaster (November 2006)
  • Emergency Assistance to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for the Flood Disaster (November 2006)
  • Emergency Aid for Typhoon Disaster in Vietnam (October 2006)
  • Oil Spill Disaster off Guimaras Island, Philippines (Dispatch of Japan Disaster Relief Expert Team) (August 2006)
  • Emergency Assistance for the Refugees caused by Mt. Mayon’s Volcanic Activity in the Republic of the Philippines (August 2006)
  • Emergency Assistance to Dire Dawa Region in eastern Ethiopia for Flood Disaster (August 2006)
  • Grant Aid to the Republic of Guatemala (August 2006)
  • Emergency Assistance to Pakistan for Flood Disaster (August 2006)
  • Emergency Assistance to Ecuador for Tungurahua Volcanic Eruption Disaster (July 2006)
  • Messages of Sympathy from Japan’s Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs for the Victims of Large-scale Tsunami on the Southwest Coast of Java, Indonesia (July 2006)
  • Survey of Cultural Heritage Sites Damaged by Earthquake in Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia (July 2006)
  • Emergency Assistance to Indonesia for the Large-scale Tsunami in Southwest Coast of Java Island Caused by the Earthquake (July 2006)
  • Emergency Assistance to Indonesia for Flood and Landslide Disaster in South Sulawesi Province (June 2006)
  • Earthquake Disaster in Central Java, Indonesia (May 2006)
  • Assistance for “Natural disasters in Peru: from Damage Limitation to Risk Management and Prevention” Project (April 2006)
  • Emergency Assistance for the Earthquake Disaster in Mid-Western Iran (April 2006)
  • Disaster Caused by Landslide in Leyte of the Philippines (February 2006)
  • Emergency Assistance to Bolivia for Flood Disaster (February 2006)
  • Emergency Aid to the Republic of Indonesia for Flood and Landslide Disaster on Java Island (January 2006)

  • International Forum on Tsunami and Earthquake (Kobe Communiqué – For Further Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action -) (January 2007)
  • Joint Announcement of the Japanese Prime Minister and the Indonesian President on the Cooperation between the Two Countries on Disaster Reduction (June 2005)
  • Japan’s ODA on Disaster Reduction “Aiming at Disaster-resilient Society” (Pamphlet)Open a New Window
  • Position Paper of Japan for UNESCO/IOC International Coordination Meeting for the Development of a Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System in the Indian Ocean within a global framework (March 2005)
  • Japan’s International Cooperation in Disaster Reduction and Response
  • Building a Safer World for the Twenty-first Century -Japan’s Contributions to the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction-

Emigration and the Nikkei Communities

Recommendations of Overseas Emigration Council – Future Policy Regarding Cooperation with Overseas Communities of Nikkei –

  • Introduction
  • Basic Approach to the Modality of Future Cooperation with Overseas Communities of Nikkei (Emigrants & Descendants, hereafter referred to as Nikkei people)
    (1) Basic Concepts
    (2) Points of Consideration
  • Specific Policies toward the Future
    (1) Support Measures for Emigrants
    (2) Support for Maintaining/Promoting the Ties between Japan and Overseas Communities of Nikkei people
    (3) Cooperation in the Areas of Development, Economic and Technical Cooperation
    (4) Employment of Nikkei in Japan
    (5) Stronger Collaboration and Cooperation with Communities

 

Environment

What’s New

  • The 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) and the 5th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol (COP-MOP5) to be Held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture (May 2008)
  • The G8 Forest Experts’ Report on Illegal Logging (May 2008) [PDF]
  • The 10th Meeting of the “United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation” (May 2008)
  • Joint Announcement on Enhanced Cooperation in Environment and Climate Change Issues between Japan and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (May 2008)
  • Japan-New Zealand Workshop on the Environment (March 2008)
    • Opening Speech by H.E. Mr. Kyoji Komachi, Ambassador for Global Environmental Affairs of Japan (March 25, 2008)
    • Opening Remarks by Adrian Macey, Climate Change Ambassador, New Zealand (March 25, 2008)
    • Material for Presentation by Director of the Climate Change Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan [PDF]
    • Material for Presentation by the Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand [PDF]
    • Material for Presentation by Electric Vehicle Programme Leader, Advisor to Chief Executive, Meridian [PDF]
    • Material for Presentation by Senior Advisor, Ministry of Transport, New Zealand [PDF]
    • Material for Presentation by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, New Zealand [PDF]
    • Co-Chairs’ Statement (March 25, 2008)

1. Policies

  • (1) Climate Change
  • (2) Protection of the Ozone Layer
    • Vienna Convention, Montreal Protocol
  • (3) Biodiversity and Wildlife
    • Convention on Biodiversity
      • The 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture (May 2008)
    • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
      • The 5th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol (COP-MOP5) in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture (May 2008)
    • CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
    • Ramsar Convention
    • IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources)
  • (4) Forests and Desertification
    • In the UN
    • Illegal Logging
      • The G8 Forest Experts’ Report on Illegal Logging (May 2008) [PDF]
      • The Second Round of the International Experts Meeting on Illegal Logging: Chairpersons’ Summary (March 4, 2008) [PDF]
    • Asia Forest Partnership
    • UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification)
  • (5) Acid Rain
    • EANET (Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia)
  • (6) Marine Pollution
    • NOWPAP (Northwest Pacific Action Plan)
  • (7) Chemicals and Hazardous Waste
    • The Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (PIC)
    • Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
    • Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
    • SAICM
  • (8) The Antarctic Treaty
    • Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty
  • (9) Sustainable Development
    • Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD)
    • United Nations (UNGASS)
    • World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)
    • Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
  • (10) Water
    • The 10th Meeting of the “United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation” (May 2008)
    • Report of the Study Group of Academics and Government Officials on Water (December 2007) [PDF]
    • World Water Forum
    • The Dushanbe International Fresh Water Forum
  • (11) United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD)
  • (12) 3R Initiative
  • (13) Disaster Reduction
  • (14) G8 Process

2. International Organizations

  • (1) UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme)
  • (2) IETC (International Environmental Technology Centre)
  • (3) GEF (Global Environmental Forum) other site
  • (4) ITTO (International Tropical Timber Organization) other site

3. Environment and ODA

4. Links

  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan other site
  • Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan other site

Other Resources

  • Joint Announcement on Enhanced Cooperation in Environment and Climate Change Issues between Japan and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (May 2008)
  • Japan-New Zealand Workshop on the Environment (March 2008)
    • Opening Speech by H.E. Mr. Kyoji Komachi, Ambassador for Global Environmental Affairs of Japan (March 25, 2008)
    • Opening Remarks by Adrian Macey, Climate Change Ambassador, New Zealand (March 25, 2008)
    • Material for Presentation by Director of the Climate Change Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan [PDF]
    • Material for Presentation by the Ministry for the Environment, New Zealand [PDF]
    • Material for Presentation by Electric Vehicle Programme Leader, Advisor to Chief Executive, Meridian [PDF]
    • Material for Presentation by Senior Advisor, Ministry of Transport, New Zealand [PDF]
    • Material for Presentation by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, New Zealand [PDF]
    • Co-Chairs’ Statement (March 25, 2008)
  • Joint Statement on Enhanced Cooperation in Environment and Climate Change Issues between Japan and the Republic of Peru (March 2008)
  • Basic Policy on Development Cooperation in the Field of Climate Change – Recommendations by Experts’ Panel for Realization of “Cool Earth” – (March 2008) [PDF]
  • Speech by H. E. Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan “Global Water Governance – Improving Access to Safe Water and Sanitation -” at the Water and Sanitation Symposium, “The International Year of Sanitation – A Platform for Action in Africa and Asia” (February 2008)
    • Global Water Governance – Improving Access to Safe Water and Sanitation – (Material) [PDF]
  • The Second Meeting of the Japan-Brazil Dialogue on the Environment (February 2008)
  • Singapore Declaration on Climate Change, Energy and the Environment (Third East Asia Summit) [PDF] [Text Version]
  • Towards a “Sustainable East Asia”: Japan’s Environmental Cooperation Initiative announced at the 3rd EAS (November 2007) [PDF]
  • Statement by Ambassador Takahiro Shinyo, Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations on Agenda Item 54: Sustainable Development (October 2007)
  • Statement by Ambassador Takahiro Shinyo, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, at the informal consultation on the issue of the institutional framework for the UN environmental activities (September 2007)
  • The 7th Meeting of the Japan-China Joint Committee on Environmental Protection and Cooperation (September 2007)
  • Joint Statement on Enhanced Cooperation in Environment and Climate Change Issues between Japan and the Republic of Chile (September 2007)
  • The 10th Meeting of the Japan-Republic of Korea (ROK) Joint Committee on Cooperation in Environmental Protection (July 2007)
  • Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)/the Fourth Dialogue on Environmental Education (June 2007)
  • 10th Japan-EU High Level Meeting on the Environment (May 2007)
    • The Gist of the Talks (May 24, 2007)
  • Joint Statement by Japan and the People’s Republic of China on the Further Enhancement of Cooperation for Environmental Protection (April 2007)
  • Visit to Japan by Dr. Ahmed Djoghlaf, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (January 2007)
  • International Forum on Tsunami and Earthquake (Kobe Communiqué – For Further Implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action -) (January 2007)
  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Toshiro Ozawa, Ambassador of Japan, at the Informal Consultations of the Plenary of the General Assembly on the Environment (April 2006)
  • The Ninth Japan-EU High Level Meeting on the Environment (April 2006)
  • Statement by the Press Secretary on the Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2004 to Professor Wangari Maathai (October 2004)
  • Opening Address by Ambassador Kazuo Asakai at the Belgium-Japan Association’s’ Seminar on Environment – Japan and Europe (February 2004)
  • Signing of Agreement between the Government of Japan and the United Nations Environment Programme concerning the Northwest Pacific Action Plan Regional Coordinating Unit Toyama Office (September 2003)
  • Statement by the Head of Delegation of Japan at the 6th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (December 2002)
  • Japan’s Environmental ODA for China -Pursuit for Sustainable Development- (pamphlet)
  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Shigeo Uetake, Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan at the International Conference on Financing for Development (March 2002)

Health and Medical Care

What’s New:

  • International Symposium: From Okinawa to Toyako: Dealing with Communicable Diseases As Global Human Security Threats (May 2008)
    • Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. Yasuo Fukuda, Prime Minister of Japan (May 23, 2008)
    • Japan’s Additional Contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (May 23, 2008)
  • Japan contributes US$ 184 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (February 2008)
  • G8 Health Experts’ Meeting (February 2008)
    • Opening Remarks by Mr. Osamu Uno, the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs at the Reception (February 14, 2008)
  • Courtesy Call on Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign Affairs, by Experts in the Field of Global Health (January 2008)
  • Japan’s Assistance for Measures against Avian and Pandemic Influenza (December 2007)
  • Address by Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan “Global Health and Japan’s Foreign Policy – From Okinawa to Toyako -” (November 25, 2007) [English] [French (PDF)] [Japanese]

Avian and Pandemic Influenza

  • Japan’s Assistance for Measures against Avian and Pandemic Influenza (December 2007)
  • Exercise on Antiviral Stockpile for ASEAN Countries to Contain Outbreak of Pandemic Influenza (March 2007)
  • Japan’s Contribution to Fight against Avian and Pandemic Influenza (January 2006)
  • The International Pledging Conference on Avian and Human Pandemic Influenza
    • Statement by H.E. Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (January 18, 2006)
    • Statement by H.E. Mr. Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Senior-Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, at the Pledging Session of the International Pledging Conference on Avian and Human Pandemic Influenza (January 18, 2006)
  • Japan-WHO Joint Meeting on Early Response to Potential Influenza Pandemic
    • Summary (January 12-13, 2006) [PDF]
    • Remarks by Mr. Katsutoshi Kaneda, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (January 12, 2006)
  • East Asia Summit Declaration on Avian Influenza Prevention, Control and Response (December 2005)
  • Emergency Assistance in response to Avian Influenza Epidemic in Indonesia (October 2005)
  • Assistance to Laos for Measures against Avian Influenza (March2004)
  • Assistance for Measures against Avian Influenza (March 2004)
  • Joint Ministerial Statement on the Current Poultry Disease Situation Bangkok, Thailand 28 January 2004 (February 2004)
  • Ministerial Meeting on the Current Poultry Disease Situation (Summary) (February 2004)
  • Japan Donates Medicine to Vietnam against Avian Influenza (January 2004)

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)

  • International Symposium: From Okinawa to Toyako: Dealing with Communicable Diseases As Global Human Security Threats (May 2008)
    • Opening Remarks by H.E. Mr. Yasuo Fukuda, Prime Minister of Japan (May 23, 2008)
    • Japan’s Additional Contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (May 23, 2008)
  • Japan contributes US$ 184 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (February 2008)
  • Voluntary Replenishment Meeting of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (September 2007)
  • Visit to Japan by Dr. Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (July 2007)
  • Japan contributes US$ 186 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (March 2007)
  • Bono of U2 Pays a Courtesy Call on Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan (November 2006)
  • Japan Contributes to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (March 2006)
  • Additional Contribution to the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) (November 2005)
  • Global Fund Replenishment for 2006-2007: London Meeting (September 2005)
  • Address by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi at the Commemorative Symposium on the Fifth Anniversary of the Kyusyu-Okinawa Summit “East Asian Regional Response to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria” (June 30, 2005)
  • Prime Minister Koizumi Pledges “US$ 500 Million for the Coming Years” to the Global Fund, Reiterates US$ 5 Billion Pledge over 5 Years for Health in ODA (June 30, 2005)
  • Mr. Tommy Thompson, Chair Emeritus of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), to Visit Japan (June 28, 2005)
  • Japan’s Contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (March 2004)
  • Visit to Japan of Mr. Tommy Thompson, Chairman of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services) (March 2004)
  • Grant Aid to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (December 2003)
  • Japan’s Additional Contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (December 2003)
  • Contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) (November 2002)
  • Financial Assistance to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (March 2002)

Infectious Diseases

  • Emergency Grant Aid to Myanmar (Assistance for Vaccination against Polio) (September 2007)
  • Assistance through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Republic of Colombia (April 2007)
  • Emergency Grant Aid to Myanmar (Assistance for Vaccination against Polio) (July 2006)
  • Grant Aid to UNICEF for the Project for Improving the Control of Infectious Diseases and the Nutritional Status of Palestinian Children and Preventing Inner-hospital Infection of Newborn Babies in the Palestinian Territories (July 2006)
  • Mr. Keitaro Sato, Ambassador in Charge of Peace Building and Refugee-Related Issues in Africa and Special Envoy for UN Reform, to Attend a Special Summit of African Union on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (ATM) (May 2006)
  • Statement by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi “Africa – The Home of Self-Endeavor” (May 1, 2006) [English] [French (PDF)] [Japanese]
    • Japan’s New Actions for Peace and Development in Africa (May 1, 2006) [English] [French (PDF)]
    • Japan’s Action Plan in Combating Infectious Diseases in Africa [English (PDF)] [French (PDF)]
  • Grant Aid to UNICEF for the Project for Improving the Control of Infectious Diseases and the Nutritional Status of Palestinian Children of the Palestinian Authority (June 2005)
  • Training of Doctors in Al-Muthanna Governorate, Iraq, to Fight Infectious Disease (November 2004)
  • Grant Aid for the Project for Reinforcement of the Immunization Program in Haiti (October 2004)
  • Emergency Grant Aid to Four Asian Countries (Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam) through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (March 2004)
  • Grant Aid to UNICEF for the Project for Infectious Diseases Prevention for Children in Afghanistan (December 2003)
  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Eisuke Hinode, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Japan and Head of the Delegation of Japan, at the 59th Session (Phase2) of ESCAP (September 2003)
  • Emergency Assistance to combat the Meningitis Epidemic in Nigeria (March 2003)
  • Dispatch of Japan Disaster Relief Expert Team to Viet Nam for Epidemic Outbreak of Non-specific Pneumonia (March 2003)
  • Grant Aid to UNICEF for the Project for Infectious Diseases Prevention for Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (February 2003)
  • Assistance for Malaria Control in Nigeria by the Trust Fund for Human Security (January 2003)
  • Emergency Aid against the Epidemic of Meningitis in Rwanda (October 2002)
  • Emergency Medical Assistance to the Afghanistan Interim Administration (March 2002)
  • Statement by H.E. Mr. Shigeo Uetake, Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan at the International Conference on Financing for Development (March 2002)
  • A Brief Report of International Symposium “Global Partnership in the Fight Against Infectious Diseases” (November 2001)
  • Statement by Ms. Makiko Tanaka, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the Proposed Health Fund (May 2001)
  • Okinawa International Conference on Infectious Diseases (December 2000)
  • Overview of Infectious Diseases (August 2000)
  • Fight against Infectious Diseases with Partnerships World-wide (August 2000)
  • Japan as a Donor (August 2000)

  • G8 Health Experts’ Meeting (February 2008)
    • Opening Remarks by Mr. Osamu Uno, the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs at the Reception (February 14, 2008)
  • Courtesy Call on Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign Affairs, by Experts in the Field of Global Health (January 2008)
  • Address by Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan “Global Health and Japan’s Foreign Policy – From Okinawa to Toyako -” (November 25, 2007) [English] [French (PDF)] [Japanese]
  • Dr. David Nabarro, UN System Senior Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza, to Visit Japan (November 2007)
  • Statement by Mr. Mikio Mori, Minister-Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations on Agenda Item 64 (a) and (b): New Partnership for Africa’s Development and Agenda Item 47: Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa (October 2007)
  • Deposit of the Instrument of Ratification of the Convention concerning the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health (Convention 187) (July 2007)
  • Statement by H.E. Ichiro Aisawa, Vice Minister of Japan – Round Table 1: Domestic Resources for Development and High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development – (June 2005)
  • Announcement of the “Health and Development Initiative” and Japan’s contribution to achieve the health MDGs (June 2005)
  • High-Level Forum on Health MDGs in Asia and the Pacific (June 2005)
  • Assistance for “Sustainable Primary Health Care in Rural Areas, Mongolia” (May 2004)
  • Assistance for Reproductive Health in Eritrea through the Trust Fund for Human Security (September 2003)
  • Assistance for Reproductive Health in Senegal (January 2003)
  • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Historical Issues

What’s New:

  • Historical Issues Q&A (January 2006)

Path of 60 Years as a Nation Striving for Peace

  • Japan: Path of 60 Years as a Nation Striving for Peace (Fact Sheet) (July 2005)
  • 60 Years: The Path of a Nation Striving for Global Peace (Pamphlet) [PDF]
    The Path of a Nation Striving for Global Peace (Pamphlet)

History Recognition

  • Statement by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi (August 15, 2005)
    • English
    • Chinese (Embassy of Japan in China Web Site) other site
    • Korean (Embassy of Japan in ROK Web Site) other site
    • Japanese (Prime Minister of Japan and his Cabinet Official Web Site) other site
  • Statement by Ambassador Kenzo Oshima, Permanent Representative of Japan, at the Special Meeting of the General Assembly on Commemoration of the Sixtieth Anniversary of the End of the Second World War (May 9, 2005)
  • Speech by Foreign Minister of Japan Nobutaka Machimura on the Japan’s Global Strategy and the Japan-US Global Partnership on the 60th Anniversary of the End of World War II (April 29, 2005)
    • English
    • Chinese (Embassy of Japan in China Web Site) other site
    • Japanese
  • Speech by H.E. Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan at the Asian-African Summit (April 22, 2005)
    • English
    • Chinese (Embassy of Japan in China Web Site) other site
    • Korean (Embassy of Japan in ROK Web Site) other site
    • Japanese
  • Statement by Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the War’s End (August 15, 1995)
    • English
    • Chinese (Embassy of Japan in China Web Site) other site
    • Korean (Embassy of Japan in ROK Web Site) other site
    • Japanese

The Peace, Friendship, and Exchange Initiative

  • Statement by Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama on the “Peace, Friendship, and Exchange Initiative” (August 31, 1994)
  • Outline of the “Peace, Friendship, and Exchange Initiative”

Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead

  • Prime Minister Attends Memorial Service for the War Dead (Prime Minister of Japan and his Cabinet Official Web Site) other site
    • August 15, 2005
    • August 15, 2004
    • August 15, 2003
    • August 15, 2002
    • August 15, 2001

Bilateral Relations

  • First Assistance Committee for the “Second Phase of the Japan-ROK Joint History Research” and the First Regular Consultation Meeting for the Joint History Research (June 2007)
  • Second Phase of the Japan-ROK Joint History Research Committee First Meeting of Chairpersons (April 2007)
  • Japan-China Joint History Research Committee Members Pay Courtesy Call on Mr. Taro Aso, Minister for Foreign Affairs (March 2007)
  • Second Meeting of the Japan-China Joint History Research Committee (March 2007)
  • Disclosure of the Report by the Japan-ROK Joint History Research Committee (June 2005)
  • Japan-China Joint Declaration on Building a Partnership of Friendship and Cooperation for Peace and Development (November 26, 1998)
  • Joint Communique of the Government of Japan and the Government of the People’s Republic of China (September 29, 1972)
  • Japan-Republic of Korea Joint Declaration–A New Japan-Republic of Korea Partnership towards the Twenty-first Century (October 8, 1998)

Issue known as “Wartime Comfort Women”

  • Foreign Policy Q&A (Policy of the Japanese Government on the issue known as “Wartime Comfort Women”)
  • Recent Policy of the Government of Japan on the Issues Known as “Comfort Women” (April 2007)
  • Letter from Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to the former comfort women (The Year of 2001)
  • “Atonement Project” in the Netherlands
    • On the Completion of the “Atonement Project” of the Asian Women’s Fund (AWF) in the Netherlands (July 13, 2001)
    • Press Secretary’s Statement on the Completion of the “Atonement Project” of the Asian Women’s Fund (AWF) in the Netherlands (July 13, 2001)
    • The contents of the letter of the Foreign Minister Makiko Tanaka sent to the Project Implementation Committee in the Netherlands (PICN) (July 6, 2001)
  • Press Statement by Chief Cabinet Secretary Hidenao Nakagawa on the Asian Women’s Fund (September 1, 2000)
  • An Appeal for Donations for the Asian Women’s Fund (July 18, 1995)
  • Statement by Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama on the occasion of the establishment of the “Asian Women’s Fund” (July 1995)
  • Statement by the Chief Cabinet Secretary (June 14, 1995)
  • Statement by the Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono on the result of the study on the issue of “comfort women” (August 4, 1993)
  • On the Issue of Wartime “Comfort Women” (August 4, 1993)
  • Statement by Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Kato on the Issue of the so-called “Wartime Comfort Women” from the Korean Peninsula (July 6, 1992)

Issue on the history textbooks

  • Foreign Language Translation of Middle School History Textbooks (External Link)
    • Press Release (August 23, 2005)
  • Japan’s School Textbook Examination Procedure (June 2005)
  • Comments by the Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda on the history textbooks to be used in junior high schools from 2002 (April 3, 2001)
  • Comment by Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms. Makiko Tanaka on the Official Stance Conveyed by the Government of the Republic of Korea on the Decision to Authorize Japanese History Textbooks (May 8, 2001)
  • Statement by Chief Cabinet Secretary Kiichi Miyazawa on History Textbooks (August 26, 1982)

Issue on the Visit to Yasukuni Shrine

  • Basic Position of the Government of Japan Regarding Prime Minister Koizumi’s Visits to Yasukuni Shrine (October, 2005)
  • Observation by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on the Visit to Yasukuni Shrine (April 21, 2002)
  • Statement of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on the Visit of Yasukuni Shrine (August 13, 2001)
  • Statement by Chief Cabinet Secretary Masaharu Gotoda on Official Visits to Yasukuni Shrine by the Prime Minister and Other State Ministers on August 15 of this year (August 14, 1986)

Human Rights

What’s New

  • The Third Election for the UN Human Rights Council (May 2008)
  • Sixth Periodic Report on the Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: Japan [PDF]
    • (Statistics) [PDF]
  • The Third Report of Japan under Article 44, Paragraph 1 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (April 2008) [PDF]
  • The First Report of Japan under Article 8 of Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict (April 2008) [PDF]
  • The First Report of Japan under Article 12 of Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (April 2008) [PDF]
  • Statement by Mr. Jun Yamada, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations on Item 128: Report of the Human Rights Council (March 2008)
  • Statement by Yasuhide Nakayama, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan at the High-Level Segment of the Human Rights Council at its Seventh Session (March 2008)

Japan’s Policy toward the United Nations in the Post-Cold War World

  • Human Rights (Pamphlet 2000)

UN Human Rights Instruments

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
    • Second Periodic Report by the Government of Japan under Articles 16 and 17 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
    • Fifth Periodic Report by the Government of Japan under Article 40 Paragraph 1(b) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (December 2006) [PDF]
    • Fourth Periodic Report by the Government of Japan under Article 40 Paragraph 1(b) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
    • Concluding Observations of the Human Rights Committee (November 1998)
  • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
    • Comments of the Japanese Government on the Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 20, 2000, regarding initial and second periodic report of the Japanese Government
         Survey Report on the Status of Foreign Schools in Foreign Countries (July 1999)
    • First and Second Report on International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (June 1999)
  • International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
    • Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: Japan. 31/05/95. A/50/38, paras. 627-636.
    • Fourth Periodic Report on the Implementation of Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women:Japan
    • Fifth Periodic Report on the Implementation of Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women:Japan
    • Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women:Japan [PDF]
    • Sixth Periodic Report on the Implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women: Japan [PDF]
      • (Statistics) [PDF]
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child
    • Convention on the Rights of the Child
      • The Third Report of Japan under Article 44, Paragraph 1 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (April 2008) [PDF]
      • Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties under Article 44 of the Convention – Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (February 2004) other site
      • The Second Report of Japan under Article 44, Paragraph 1 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (November 2001)
      • The Initial Report of Japan under Article 44, Paragraph 1 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (May 1996)
      • Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties under Article 44 of the Convention – Concluding observations of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (June 1998)
    • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict [PDF]
      • The First Report of Japan under Article 8 of Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict (April 2008) [PDF]
    • Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography [PDF]
      • The First Report of Japan under Article 12 of Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (April 2008) [PDF]
  • Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
    • Comments by the Government of Japan concerning the conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture [PDF]
    • Consideration of Reports Submitted by States Parties under Article 19 of the Convention – Conclusions and recommendations of the Committee against Torture (August 2007) [PDF]
    • The First Report of the Japanese Government under Paragraph 1 of Article 19 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (December 2005)

Symposia

  • Symposium organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs “Towards Arc of Freedom and Prosperity: New Developments in Japan’s Foreign Policy for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy” (February 2007)
    • Press Release (February 16, 2007)
    • Event Information
  • Symposium on the International Humanitarian Law (March 2005)
  • Regional Symposium on Effective measures for the Abolition of Female Genital Mutilation to ensure Safe Motherhood (August 2003) [PDF]
  • International Symposium on Trafficking of Children (February 2003)
  • National Report on Follow-up to the World Summit for Children
  • World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • The World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (September 2001)
    • Statement by Ms.Kaori Maruya, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs
  • International Workshop/Symposium on Children and Armed Conflict – Reintegration for Former Child Soldiers in the Post-conflict Community (November 2000)
  • The Special Session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the Twenty-first Century” (May 2000)
  • Asia-Pacific Symposium on Trafficking in Persons (January 2000)
    • Major Points of Discussions
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