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Aug 15, 2013

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo offered prayers at Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery and attended the annual Memorial Ceremony for the War Dead.
PM Abe said in his address, “We will carve out the future of this country as one full of hope, as we face history with humility and engrave deeply into our hearts the lessons that we should learn. We will make contributions to lasting world peace… and spare no effort in working to bring about a world in which all people are able to live enriched lives.”

Aug 09, 2013

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo attended the annual Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony and said, “We who experienced the agony of atomic bombings not once but twice have, despite these ordeals, endured the suffering and the sorrow and raised ourselves to our feet once more, rebuilding our homeland and restoring Nagasaki as a beautiful city. Today is also a day on which we offer solace to the souls of the victims and extend our thanks for the strenuous efforts and achievements of our forebears.”
(Source: Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet)

Aug 08, 2013

“The Abe Cabinet is determined to make an all-out effort to turn the agriculture, forestry and fishery industries into attractive industries for young people and, simultaneously, protect Japan’s rural areas and furusatos,”said Prime Minister Abe Shinzo at the Headquarters on Creating Dynamism through Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery Industries and Local Communities.
(Source: Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet)

Aug 08, 2013

Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 16 million yen (water purifiers, sleeping pads, etc) to the Republic of the Sudan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request following serious damage from the floods.
(Source: MOFA)

Aug 08, 2013

At the Headquarters for Healthcare and Medical Strategy Promotion, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said, “The ‘realization of a society of good health and longevity’ is a pillar of the Abe administration’s growth strategy. As the control tower for this, the ‘Headquarters for Healthcare and Medical Strategy Promotion’ aims to dramatically speed up the process of practical application of innovative medical technologies.”

(Source: Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet)

Aug 08, 2013

After the Cabinet decided to hold the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit from December 13th to 15th at the State Guest House, Akasaka Palace, Kishida Fumio, Foreign Minister said, “At this ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit, leaders are expected to discuss at the meeting the mid- and long-term visions to strengthen Japan-ASEAN relations and intend to make this an opportunity to further strengthen and expand Japan-ASEAN relations.”

(Source: Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet)

Aug 07, 2013

“In particular, the issue of contaminated water is of great concern to the people and is an urgent issue which must be addressed. The Government will take thorough measures, without leaving it up to Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO),” said Prime Minister Abe Shinzo at the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters.

Aug 07, 2013

At the Meeting of the Government and Ruling Parties on the Mid-term Fiscal Plan and FY2014 Guidelines for Budget Requests, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo said, “The FY2014 budget is the first budget that the Abe Cabinet is undertaking from the budget request phase, and is an important budget for overcoming deflation and ensuring that we achieve the FY2015 fiscal soundness targets without fail.”

(Source: Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet)

Aug 06, 2013

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo received a report the Report on the National Council on Social Security System Reform from the Chairman Seike Atsushi (President of Keio University) and said that he would like to decide on the outline for a bill that includes the format and schedule of the reform by August 21.

(Source: Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet)

Aug 02, 2013

“We will work with increased speed to give shape to the policies to ensure that everyone throughout Japan fully experiences the economic recovery firsthand. I would appreciate your cooperation in this effort,” said Prime Minister Abe Shinzo at the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy.

(Source: Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet)