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I believe that the stance of the United States towards North Korea will become much tougher, that is clear.
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.
I think there will be a number of different strategies on the table.
North Korea's most recent missile launch is absolutely intolerable, North Korea must fully comply with the UN Security Council resolutions.
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.
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.
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.
I am quite optimistic that ... good results will be seen from the dialogue.
People in a high position like him do not have to do that for others. He is very polite.
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.
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.
I hope to explain that Japan's auto industry alone employs over one million people there, if you include suppliers and other support jobs.
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.
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.
The criticism that our policies are intended to direct the yen lower is undeserved.
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.
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.
When we met last time, I believed him to be trustworthy, this belief has not changed today.
I hope the unveiling of this outline of past debate (at the panel) would deepen the people's understanding of the matter.
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.
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.
I am aiming to visit the United States as soon as possible to further fortify the bond of alliance together with new President Trump.
Japan will actively encourage cooperation in maritime security and the development of the remote islands in Indonesia.
The issue of South China Sea has drawn the attention of the international community and directly affects the peace in the region.
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.
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.
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.
The alliance between Japan and the United States is one with hope in dealing with various problems in the world.
We need to set aside the past and create a win-win solution for both of us.
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.
I want to negotiate as the representative of Japan with the keen feelings of the former residents of the islands engraved in my heart.
It's not like the whole city will be taken over by casinos.
We want to carry this out and expect others will follow suit.
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.
Our talks in Hawaii will be a chance to show the rest of the world our ever stronger alliance in the future.
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.
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.
This would disturb the fundamental balance of benefits.
TPP is meaningless without the United States.
We've also exchanged opinions about the need to pressure North Korea more because the nuclear missile threat from that country has increased.
From here on, through the joint public and private sectors, we will promote Japanese involvement in infrastructure and other sectors in Argentina.
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.
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.
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.
There's no doubt that there would be a pivot to the RCEP if the TPP doesn't go forward.
RCEP doesn't include the U.S., leaving China the economy with the largest gross domestic product.
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.
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.
He has proven to be able to get along with fairly edgy people.
This is going to be a respectful conversation.
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.
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.
Integrated resorts will be a headline attraction for Japan's growth strategy.
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).
We'll further accelerate Abenomics and maximize the pace of moving out of deflation.
I want to cooperate with Cuba, joining forces as much in the public sector as in the private one.
We must concentrate our strengths and thwart North Korea's plans.
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.
If North Korea did carry out a nuclear test, it's something absolutely inadmissible, We need to and will strongly protest against (their actions).
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.
We must not have the tragic experience of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 71 years ago repeat itself.
It imposes a serious threat to Japan's security and it is unforgivable act of violence toward Japan's security.
The new economic package needs to be something which would bolster domestic demand and ensure a trajectory toward economic recovery.
We have promised through this election campaign that we will sell the world the agricultural products and tourism resources each region is proud of.
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.
A sense of uncertainty and worry about risks remain in the markets.
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.
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.
There is a risk of the global economy falling into crisis if appropriate policy responses are not made.
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.
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.
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.
A vote to leave would make the UK less attractive as a destination for Japanese investment.
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.
Britain's friends around the world, including Japan, will be watching your decision on June 23 with very close attention.
We intend to do the utmost to grasp the situation. I'm now planning to hear what we have gathered on the situation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
North Korea must abide by U.N. resolutions that require the country to scrap its nuclear and ballistic missile programs completely and irreversibly.
We strongly denounce it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
North Korea's nuclear test is a serious threat to our nation's security and we absolutely cannot tolerate it. We strongly denounce it.
The current intensive five-year reconstruction plan expires next March, but we will draw up another for the next five years by this summer.
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.
We ask for the remaining Japanese citizen, that no harm comes to him – and we ask that he is released as soon as possible.
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.
At this APEC summit, we were able to create a roadmap for that.
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.
Rising corporate revenues are leading to more jobs and higher wages. It is this sort of positive cycle that is starting to emerge.
However, the negotiations are very difficult and so it is necessary for them to continue.
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.
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.
We will never forget that today's peace and prosperity is built upon the sacrifices of your precious lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From what we've heard from the Algerian government, there is indeed grim information about our citizens.
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.
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.
But without economic growth, there is no hope for the future of Japan and for rebuilding our finances.
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.
I determined today that I should resign. We should seek a continued mission to fight terrorism under a new prime minister.
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.
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.