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Press Conference by the Chief Cabinet Secretary

March 27, 2018 (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]

Q&As
 
(Abridged)
 
REPORTER: I have a question regarding the situation in North Korea. The person in charge of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has announced that Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea Kim Jong-un of North Korea has been visiting Beijing since March 26 and met with senior CPC officials. Could you share with us any facts that the Government is aware of?
 
CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY SUGA: Firstly, I would like to refrain from making comments on each of the individual press reports. The Government is constantly collecting and analyzing information with great concern regarding developments in North Korea. In any event, the Government is committed to constantly collecting and analyzing information with great concern regarding developments in North Korea, including the China-North Korea relations.
 
(Abridged)
 
REPORTER: Facebook has come under significant criticism both in Japan and overseas over suspicions that personal information of 50 million users was improperly leaked.  This has led some of the well-known companies to suspend their Facebook advertising and/or delete their Facebook pages. Facebook has 2.1 billion people users globally, and, as of last year, 28 million users in Japan, with Prime Minister Abe being one of them. There is growing concern worldwide that companies handling a vast amount of personal information, including Facebook, may not be complying with respective privacy laws. Could you share with us the Government’s views on the need to implement new measures for the protection of personal information?
 
CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY SUGA: Firstly, of course I am aware of the press reports regarding the improper use of information collected by Facebook. I understand that the Personal Information Protection Commission is collecting information and considering its responses. In general, the Act on the Protection of Personal Information of Japan prohibits the provision of personal information of individuals to third parties without their consent.

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