Shinzo Abe

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North Korea forcefully conducted a ballistic missile launch once again, only within one week [since the last missile launch] and despite strong warnings from the international community. This is something which tramples on the international community's effort to resolve the matter peacefully and a challenge to the world.feedback
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NEW May 21 2017 North Korea
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Shinzo Abe is associated, including Japan and United States. Most recently, Shinzo Abe has been quoted saying: “I would like to have a thorough discussion about this at the G7 summit.” in the article Japan's Abe says wants to raise North Korea missile issue at G7 summit | Reuters.
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We will continue to closely coordinate with the United States and South Korea to respond to the North Korea situation.feedback

North Korea's repeated missile launches are a grave threat to our country and a clear violation of UN resolutions.feedback

I promise Japan will do everything it can to put on the best possible competition, a tournament that will live on in people's memories around the world.feedback

There is a scramble to win over the heart and mind of President Duterte.feedback

Those members of the public who think of the Constitution as an immortal tome are now a small minority.feedback

Despite strong warnings by the international community, North Korea today went through its ballistic missile launch. It is a grave threat to our country. This is absolutely not acceptable. We strongly condemn such acts.feedback

We'd like to maintain a close coordination with the United States, our ally, to maintain a high state of alert. We'd like to be water-tight to ensure safety for our citizens.feedback

As prime minister I am focusing on China's response. China, I hope, will play a constructive role ... it is my high expectations that China will perform its role properly.feedback

A peace treaty between Japan and Russia has not been concluded yet, even after 70 years have passed since the end of World War Two. It is an extremely unusual situation. Infinite possibilities are latent in the cooperation between Japan and Russia.feedback

I was very encouraged to see someone like you could have such . . . experience both in the military as well as security, defense and the diplomacy taking this office.feedback

We completely agreed to strongly demand that North Korea, who's been repeatedly dangerous and provocative, show restraint. We'll maintain close contact with U.S. and high level of monitoring and surveillance as we respond firmly on North Korea.feedback

The North Korean nuclear and missile problem is an extremely serious security threat to not only the international community but also our country.feedback

We agreed to strongly demand that North Korea, which is repeating its provocation, show restraint. We will maintain close contact with the United States, keep a high level of vigilance and respond firmly.feedback

It goes without saying that it is a matter of paramount importance for us to seek diplomatic efforts as well peaceable settlements of the issue. But at the same time, dialogue for the sake of dialogue is valueless and it is necessary for us to exercise pressure North Korea so that it comes forward and engages in this serious dialogue.feedback

Needless to say, diplomatic effort is important to maintain peace. But dialogue for the sake of having dialogue is meaningless.feedback

Japan will closely cooperate with the US and South Korea over North Korea and will call for China to take a bigger role.feedback

Needless to say, diplomatic effort is important to maintain peace. But dialogue for the sake of having dialogue is meaningless. We need to apply pressure on North Korea so they seriously respond to a dialogue.feedback

We cannot turn away from this reality. The security environment surrounding Japan is getting tougher.feedback

The security situation around our country is getting increasingly severe. We have just talked about Syria. There is a possibility that North Korea already has a capability to put sarin on warheads to strike the ground.feedback

There is a possibility that North Korea already has a capability to deliver missiles with sarin as warheads.feedback

Unity between Japan, South Korea and the US is very important.feedback

Many innocent people became victims from the chemical attacks. Japan supports the U.S. government's determination to prevent the spread and use of chemical weapons.feedback

I'd like to encourage the party to have this discussion and am keeping an eye on how it's going.feedback

We are now witnessing the opening of the 5th chapter. We are now able to find solutions to problems that could not be solved before. This is the age, in which all things are connected, all technologies fuse, and this is the advent of Society 5.0.feedback

I remember that my secretary told me that she would reply to the inquiries he sent to her in a written document. I remember that was a reply declining his request.feedback

Going forward, Japan and the EU and the US should, hand in hand, work to maintain and reinforce the free and open international order, and today I wish to reaffirm that resolve, together with the presidents Tusk and Juncker.feedback

I find it important for Japan and the EU to cooperate with the United States as well to show to the world the flag of free trade as a model.feedback

It promises to be a historic year between Japan and the EU.feedback

Francois and I agreed on the importance of ensuring a free and open maritime order in the Indo-Pacific region (and) of continuing to support the stability and prosperity of this region.feedback

Machines equipped with AI, or machines that are essentially robots no longer perform only narrow … functions … the machines of tomorrow will be tasked with solving … (a) multitude of challenges. Japan has no fear of AI. Machines will snatch away jobs? Such worries are not known to Japan. Japan aims to be the very first to prove that growth is possible through innovation, even when a population declines.feedback

It is through connectedness that economies will grow, Japan having grown through reaping … the benefits of free trade and investment, wants to be the champion upholding open systems alongside Germany.feedback

Keeping in mind the valuable lessons we learned by losing so many victims, we will relentlessly revise our preparation for disaster with all our effort and wisdom.feedback

North Korea fired four ballistic missiles today which fell near our Exclusive Economic Zone or EEZ. Japan will collect and analyse information regarding this issue. Japan also lodged strong protest against North Korea.feedback

The constitution represents the shape of our country, and it should describe Japan's ideal future.feedback

I believe that the stance of the United States towards North Korea will become much tougher, that is clear.feedback

When I was alone with the president at the White House, I told him that it would be inappropriate for us leaders to directly debate exchange-rate issues. Currency issues are best dealt with by the finance minister and Treasury secretary of both countries.feedback

I think there will be a number of different strategies on the table.feedback

North Korea's most recent missile launch is absolutely intolerable, North Korea must fully comply with the UN Security Council resolutions.feedback

President Trump and I myself completely share the view that we are going to promote further cooperation between the two nations. And also we are going to further reinforce our alliance. I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent.feedback

My scores in golf are not up to the level of Donald at all, but my policy is never up, never in, always aiming for the cup.feedback

In a relaxed atmosphere I hope to take time to discuss with Donald the future of the world, the future of the region and the future of Japan and the United States.feedback

I am quite optimistic that ... good results will be seen from the dialogue.feedback

People in a high position like him do not have to do that for others. He is very polite.feedback

I was very encouraged, to see someone like you who has substantial experience, both in the military and in security, defense and diplomacy, taking this office. So I believe that you are quite familiar with the situation surrounding Japan.feedback

I do have hope and I am convinced that together with you, we will be able to demonstrate the unwavering alliance between Japan and the United States both to the public inside and outside Japan.feedback

I hope to explain that Japan's auto industry alone employs over one million people there, if you include suppliers and other support jobs.feedback

Toyota has been making big investments in the U.S. It has built big factories, created jobs. If they make profits, their salaries increase and the benefits for Japan also grow. It's important for each of us to think that way. If the United States grows, without a doubt that benefits Japan.feedback

We are already producing extremely large numbers of cars in the U.S. We are one of American manufacturers, aren't we? I hope President Trump understands that.feedback

The criticism that our policies are intended to direct the yen lower is undeserved.feedback

The BOJ adopted unprecedented monetary easing under Governor Kuroda, which has exerted intended effects on prices. Governor Kuroda has my full trust. I hope the next governor would be someone who takes over his policy stance.feedback

I think President Trump also understands the importance of free and fair trade, and I want to steadfastly seek his understanding of the strategic and economic significance of the TPP agreement.feedback

When we met last time, I believed him to be trustworthy, this belief has not changed today.feedback

I hope the unveiling of this outline of past debate (at the panel) would deepen the people's understanding of the matter.feedback

In the 21st century, while the Asia-Pacific region is the source of the global economic growth, the security environment of the region is becoming more severe.feedback

The Japan-U.S. alliance is the cornerstone of our country's foreign and security policy, in the past, present and in the future. It's an unchanging principle.feedback

I am aiming to visit the United States as soon as possible to further fortify the bond of alliance together with new President Trump.feedback

Japan will actively encourage cooperation in maritime security and the development of the remote islands in Indonesia.feedback

The issue of South China Sea has drawn the attention of the international community and directly affects the peace in the region.feedback

I chose the Philippines as my first destination this year and that is testament to my primary emphasis on our bilateral relationship. I'm committed to elevating our bilateral relationship to a higher ground.feedback

I offer my sincere and everlasting condolences to the souls of those who lost their lives here, as well as to the spirits of all the brave men and women whose lives were taken by a war that commenced in this very place.feedback

Our countries, which have eradicated hatred and cultivated friendship and trust on the basis of common values, are now, and especially now, taking responsibility for appealing to the world about the importance of tolerance and the power of reconciliation.feedback

The alliance between Japan and the United States is one with hope in dealing with various problems in the world.feedback

We need to set aside the past and create a win-win solution for both of us.feedback

The issue won't be solved if each of us just make their own case. We need to make efforts toward a breakthrough so that we don't disapoint the next generation.feedback

I want to negotiate as the representative of Japan with the keen feelings of the former residents of the islands engraved in my heart.feedback

It's not like the whole city will be taken over by casinos.feedback

We want to carry this out and expect others will follow suit.feedback

We must never repeat the tragedy of the war. I would like to send this commitment. At the same time, I would like to send a message of reconciliation between Japan and the U.S.feedback

Our talks in Hawaii will be a chance to show the rest of the world our ever stronger alliance in the future.feedback

We decided to impose further sanctions to those already in place to comprehensively resolve various issues such as abductees, nuclear, and missiles after coordination with the US and related nations. We will closely monitor how North Korea will respond to the newly adopted UN resolution.feedback

This is the problem that cannot be solved without the relationship of trust between leaders. I will be directly communicating with President Putin and make progress one solid step at a time.feedback

This would disturb the fundamental balance of benefits.feedback

We've also exchanged opinions about the need to pressure North Korea more because the nuclear missile threat from that country has increased.feedback

From here on, through the joint public and private sectors, we will promote Japanese involvement in infrastructure and other sectors in Argentina.feedback

As the outcome of today's meeting and discussion, I've renewed my conviction that together with Mr. Trump I'll be able to establish a relationship of trust.feedback

I do believe that without confidence between the two nations (the) alliance would never function in the future and (after) the outcome of today's discussion I am convinced Mr. Trump is a leader in whom I can have great confidence.feedback

There's no doubt that there would be a pivot to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership if the TPP doesn't go forward. RCEP doesn't include the United States, leaving China the economy with the largest gross domestic product.feedback

There's no doubt that there would be a pivot to the RCEP if the TPP doesn't go forward.feedback

RCEP doesn't include the U.S., leaving China the economy with the largest gross domestic product.feedback

The agreement is a legal framework to ensure that India will act responsibly for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. It will also lead us to having India participate practically in the international non-proliferation regime.feedback

In Japan, the era of high economic growth began when Shinkansen started its service in 1964. I hope the advent of high-speed railway will trigger fresh economic growth in India as well.feedback

He has proven to be able to get along with fairly edgy people.feedback

Japan aims to play a leading role in crafting arrangements that raises transparency in each country's emission cuts to help accomplish the spirit of the Paris agreement.feedback

This red carpet is a lot more exciting than the red carpet at the parliament building. I'm feeling very excited, and it's sinking in that the Tokyo International Film Festival has finally kicked off.feedback

Integrated resorts will be a headline attraction for Japan's growth strategy.feedback

An early entry into force of the TPP will be a big chance and we will aim to quickly achieve a 1 trillion yen ($10 billion) target (of annual agricultural exports).feedback

We'll further accelerate Abenomics and maximize the pace of moving out of deflation.feedback

I want to cooperate with Cuba, joining forces as much in the public sector as in the private one.feedback

We must concentrate our strengths and thwart North Korea's plans.feedback

North Korea went ahead with two nuclear tests in just nine months. This is absolutely unacceptable. Ignoring the condemnation of the international community, North Korea has conducted missile launches repeatedly. Missiles landed within Japan's exclusive economic zone last month and this month consecutively. It's an unprecedented situation.feedback

If North Korea did carry out a nuclear test, it's something absolutely inadmissible, We need to and will strongly protest against (their actions).feedback

Going forward, and sticking to this firm pledge while facing history with humility, we will make every effort to contribute to world peace and prosperity and the realization of a world where everyone can live without fear.feedback

We must not have the tragic experience of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 71 years ago repeat itself.feedback

It imposes a serious threat to Japan's security and it is unforgivable act of violence toward Japan's security.feedback

The new economic package needs to be something which would bolster domestic demand and ensure a trajectory toward economic recovery.feedback

We have promised through this election campaign that we will sell the world the agricultural products and tourism resources each region is proud of.feedback

The missile launch was a "clear challenge to U.N. Security Council resolutions. We should strongly condemn the launch by working with the international community.feedback

A sense of uncertainty and worry about risks remain in the markets.feedback

Risks and uncertainty remain in financial markets. We need to continue to work toward market stability. Tokyo's readiness to conduct yen-selling intervention in the market if it deems yen rises as excessive.feedback

Today's missile launch, as with ballistic missile launches in the past, is in clear violation of the United Nations [Security Counci] resolution. We absolutely cannot allow it and I have lodged a resolute protest against it.feedback

There is a risk of the global economy falling into crisis if appropriate policy responses are not made.feedback

I want to make this a summit at which the G7 sends a clear, strong message to respond to all situations and contribute to the sustainable, strong growth of the world economy.feedback

As for the South China Sea, we share serious concerns over unilateral actions that raise tensions, such as large-scale reclamation, the building of facilities and militarization. It is a significant achievement that we have agreed to cooperate to secure rule-based, free, safe seas.feedback

By having President Obama visit Hiroshima and see the realities of radiation exposure, and by having him communicate his thoughts and feelings to the world, I believe this will lend great power towards achieving a world without nuclear weapons.feedback

A vote to leave would make the UK less attractive as a destination for Japanese investment.feedback

Japan very clearly would prefer Britain to remain within the EU. Many Japanese companies set up their operations in the UK precisely because the UK is a gateway to the EU.feedback

Britain's friends around the world, including Japan, will be watching your decision on June 23 with very close attention.feedback

We intend to do the utmost to grasp the situation. I'm now planning to hear what we have gathered on the situation.feedback

We need to firmly make them understand that these taunts come with a 'severe payback' and unless they resolve the nuclear issue and missile issues, they will not be able to see a bright future.feedback

Japan strongly demands North Korea to exercise self-restraint and will take all necessary measures, such as warning and surveillance activity, to be able to respond to any situations.feedback

I have to say to something to my country:When you're sitting there, wherever you are, in a dark room, suffering with the pain, there's still no one. No one answering. No one responding. You're invisible.feedback

There is no rebirth of Japan without the recovery of northern Japan. Under this unshaken belief, I am renewing my determination to build a new northern Japan, which is full of hope.feedback

It is a considerable threat to our national security that North Korea's missile has landed in Japan's exclusive economic zones. I firmly protested against North Korea's unforgivable action which is in obvious defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.feedback

Those innocent lives were taken by this cruel and atrocious terrorism, and I feel strong indignation. This is a challenge for the common values shared by the international community. We strongly condemn terrorism.feedback

Abenomics is at a critical juncture. I'd like him to use his full capacity to pull Japan out of deflation and put its economy on a growth path.feedback

North Korea must abide by U.N. resolutions that require the country to scrap its nuclear and ballistic missile programs completely and irreversibly.feedback

I believe that by visiting Hiroshima, understanding the reality of radiation exposure, and voicing his opinions there, President Obama is going to provide a strong push for achieving a world devoid of nuclear weapons.feedback

Regarding the issue of 'comfort women', I believe we should not leave behind difficulties for future generations as we try to build a future-oriented cooperative relationship.feedback

The legislation will protect Japan and our peaceful way of life…and prevent war. I believe the legal basis allowing our children and future generations peace has been established.feedback

There is concern that the region will see unprecedented heavy rains. The government will work as one to prioritise the safety of the people and do our best to prevent any further disaster.feedback

The construction cost has been greatly inflated and there was criticism from the public, including the athletes, on the plan, which made me believe that we'll not be able to host an event that everyone in this country will celebrate.feedback

North Korea's nuclear test is a serious threat to our nation's security and we absolutely cannot tolerate it. We strongly denounce it.feedback

The current intensive five-year reconstruction plan expires next March, but we will draw up another for the next five years by this summer.feedback

A picture that we believe shows the murder of Haruka Yukawa has been distributed. We are analysing the validity of this image and unfortunately at this point, we believe it is highly likely to be valid.feedback

We ask for the remaining Japanese citizen, that no harm comes to him – and we ask that he is released as soon as possible.feedback

My 'Abenomics' policies are still only half-way done. I am aware that there are still a lot of people who still do not feel the benefits (of my policies). But it's my duty to bring about these policies to those very people, and I believe this election also voiced that clearly.feedback

At this APEC summit, we were able to create a roadmap for that.feedback

I believe that not only our Asian neighbours but many other countries have long hoped that Japan and China will hold talks. We have finally lived up to their expectations and made a first step to improve our ties.feedback

Rising corporate revenues are leading to more jobs and higher wages. It is this sort of positive cycle that is starting to emerge.feedback

However, the negotiations are very difficult and so it is necessary for them to continue.feedback

Through international cooperation and our proactive peace policy, we will continue our effort to make even more of a contribution to international peace and stability.feedback

He fought for the abolition of apartheid with a strong will. On nation building, he made a major achievement with focus on the reconciliation of the people. He was a great leader.feedback

We will never forget that today's peace and prosperity is built upon the sacrifices of your precious lives.feedback

I think that now is our real start. The thing that people want most across the entire country is a strong economic recovery that they can actually feel.feedback

To turn two decades of stagnation into ten years of recovery we will need daring, openness, innovation and action. With this growth plan we will completely turn around the Japanese economy, dragging the nation out of stagnation and into recovery.feedback

Japan's police departments are increasing security and monitoring important facilities as well as areas where large numbers of people are gathering. We are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our citizens.feedback

We are considering taking independent sanctions against North Korea. In addition, we will make use of all possible measures to solve the issue. I have given clear instructions to prepare for the unforeseen.feedback

From what we've heard from the Algerian government, there is indeed grim information about our citizens.feedback

Algeria has not had assistance from other nations, as far as I know. I certainly know about countries which have offered to give Algeria assistance, but that has been declined. Therefore it is very likely that this is an Algerian operation.feedback

I've strongly asked Algeria to deal with the situation by giving priority to human lives and to ensuring people's safety. I believe the leaders of the other countries convey the same message.feedback

But without economic growth, there is no hope for the future of Japan and for rebuilding our finances.feedback

I hereby form a cabinet that will tackle crises for the Japanese people. Our nation's strength comes with a strong economy. Without strong economic revitalisation, there is no financial reform or any future for Japan.feedback

I determined today that I should resign. We should seek a continued mission to fight terrorism under a new prime minister.feedback

This shows the world how mature Japan has become as a democratic nation. It shows our confidence in civilian control and our firm intention to play an important role in maintaining security in Asia.feedback

It seems likely that the ongoing investigation into Livedoor's subsidiaries led share prices to fall. But even considering the Livedoor factor, I think they are falling too much, too fast.feedback

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