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Press Conference by the Chief Cabinet Secretary

Friday, June 15, 2012 (PM)

Press Conference by the Chief Cabinet Secretary (Excerpt)

[Provisional Translation]

Opening Statement by Chief Cabinet Secretary Fujimura

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY FUJIMURA: Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will be visiting Mexico to attend the G20 Los Cabos Summit from Sunday, June 17, to Wednesday, June 20. At the G20 Los Cabos Summit, the leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of topics, including: (1) The world economy, including the prevention of the eurozone debt crisis; (2) Reform of the international financial architecture; and (3) Development, among other matters. It is critical that the key countries issue a strong message in order to ensure the stability of the world economy and sustainable growth, and Prime Minister Noda intends to make active contributions to this end. Also, on the occasion of the G20 Summit, with regard to bilateral meetings, meetings with President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa of Mexico, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia are planned, and arrangements have begun to be made.

I have one more announcement. It is about the specific schedule for the restarting of operations at Units 3 and 4 of Oi Nuclear Power Station, which I spoke about this morning. Tomorrow, Saturday, June 16, from 10:15am to 10:55am, a meeting between Governor Issei Nishikawa of Fukui Prefecture and the Prime Minister and relevant ministers is scheduled to take place here at the Prime Minister's Office. Following the meeting with the relevant ministers, the eighth Meeting among Four Ministers on the Issue of Nuclear Power Stations will be held from 11am to 11:10am. Following the conclusion of that meeting, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yukio Edano is scheduled to hold a press conference at the meeting room of the Prime Minister's Office. Regarding the details, a press release will be issued shortly.


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