3rd Day of the Visit to the US; and Japan-US, Japan-Russia, Japan-Australia, Japan-ROK Summit Meetings
During the talks, the two leaders exchanged views on Japan-US relations and the situation in the Asia-Pacific region, including the North Korean issues, as well as on global issues such as climate change and nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. Prime Minister Hatoyama explained to President Obama that he would place emphasis on the Japan-US alliance as the cornerstone of Japanese foreign policy. Both leaders agreed to further strengthen the Japan-US alliance. They also concurred that the two nations would closely consult and collaborate with each other on the Japan-US Security Arrangements, financial markets, and the world economy.
Following the Japan-US Summit Meeting, Prime Minister Hatoyama held talks with Mr. Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation.
During the talks, the two leaders confirmed their intentions to carve out new Japan-Russia relations in the Asia-Pacific region. They also agreed that they would continue to have discussions, and make arrangements for the next summit meeting to be held on the occasion of the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in November. President Medvedev clarified his position, stating that the time had come to revitalize Japan-Russia relations and that he would endeavor to set a new path on various issues, including the territorial ones.
Prime Minister Hatoyama then held talks with Mr. Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia.
During the talks, the two leaders discussed Japan-Australia bilateral relations, the North Korean issues, and nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. Prime Minister Rudd and Prime Minister Hatoyama each explained initiatives to build a comprehensive community in the Asia-Pacific region and an East Asian community that the leaders advocate, respectively.
Prime Minister Hatoyama also held talks with Mr. Lee Myung-bak, President of the Republic of Korea.
During the talks, President Lee first extended his heartfelt congratulations to Prime Minister Hatoyama for his assumption of the office of Prime Minister. In response, Prime Minister Hatoyama said that he wished to cooperate with President Lee toward future-oriented Japan-ROK relations. Prime Minister Hatoyama also stated that Japan-ROK relations were the most important relations among the ones that Japan maintains with its neighboring countries and expressed his hope to further strengthen Japan's relations with the ROK. The two leaders agreed that Japan and the ROK would continue to closely collaborate on various issues, including the North Korean issues.
- 1st Day of the Visit to the US / Japan-China Summit Meeting (The Prime Minister in action)
- 2nd Day of the Visit to the US / United Nations Summit on Climate Change / Meeting with the Secretary-General of the United Nations (The Prime Minister in action)
- 4th Day of the Visit to the US / UN Security Council Summit on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Nuclear Disarmament / Address at the 64th Session of the UN General Assembly / Pittsburgh G-20 Summit (September 25, 2009) (The Prime Minister in action)
- 5th Day of the Visit to the US / Pittsburgh G-20 Summit / Press Conference, etc. (September 26, 2009) (The Prime Minister in action)
- Japan-U.S. Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
- Japan-Russia Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
- Japan-Australia Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
- Japan-Republic of Korea Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)