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Press Conference by the Chief Cabinet Secretary

December 18, 2017 (PM)

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This video's audio is a provisional translation through live simultaneous interpretation.

Press Conference by the Chief Cabinet Secretary (Excerpt)

[Provisional Translation]

Opening Statement by Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga

(Abridged)

Q&As

(Abridged)

REPORTER: The Kojien Japanese-language dictionary shows Taiwan as being part of the People’s Republic of China. Furthermore, in the Japan-China Joint Communique, the position of the Government of Japan is stated as recognizing Government of the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal Government of China, essentially affirming that Taiwan belongs to China. Can you please share the views of the Government of Japan if any?

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY SUGA: The Kojien matter is an issue involving the private sector, and I would like to refrain from making comments. The Government’s position on Taiwan is as stated in the Japan-China Joint Communique of 1972.

REPORTER: Does that mean the Government’s position has not changed?

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY SUGA: It is as enshrined in the Japan-China Joint Communique of 1972.
 

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