Shinzo Abe on Japan

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I intend to put forward daring policies unlike any that have come before. I will invest the entirety of my political resources to open up the future of Japan.feedback

I have a belief that a nation's surest defense is the trust and gratitude of its neighbors.feedback

I am absolutely not thinking about it.feedback

The solidarity of the international community is being put to the test in response to the repeated dangerous provocations by North Korea.feedback

The international community has to join together and deliver a clear message against North Korea's dangerous provocative acts that threaten the world's peace.feedback

Relations between India and Japan are not only a bilateral relationship but have developed into a strategic global partnership. We (India and Japan) will strengthen our collaboration with those countries with whom we share universal values.feedback

The government expects the BOJ to continue efforts to meet the target.feedback

Resolving the situation on the Korean Peninsula […] is only possible through political and diplomatic means. First we need to dial down general tensions and then to begin dialogue between all interested parties, as proposed in the Russian-Chinese road map of gradual settlement.feedback

In order to save even one additional life, we will promote preventive measures to tackle various types of disasters and a well-balanced disaster prevention plan based on self-help, public assistance and cooperation.feedback

It is important for the world economy to realise Brexit from the EU which is smooth and successful. With this in mind I have asked Prime Minister May for her continued consideration for ensuring transparency and predictability so as to minimise its impact on the business activities, including the Japanese companies.feedback

It is very meaningful that Prime Minister May and I agreed to further strengthen pressure on North Korea and to call on China to play a larger role.feedback

The U.K.'s departure from the European Union has to be successful.feedback

I really could feel the depth of the relationship. Our country would like to minimise the impact to companies because of Brexit, in the process of negotiations for Brexit. I hope that transparency and predictability will be ensured. That would be very important.feedback

There's a real job to be done in the United Kingdom. It's about getting the Brexit deal right, it's about building that deep and special partnership with the European Union but it's also about building global Britain, trading around the world.feedback

This missile poses a serious and grave threat and it greatly damages regional peace and stability.feedback

Their outrageous act of firing a missile over our country is an unprecedented, serious and grave threat and greatly damages the regional peace and security. We will do our utmost to protect the lives of our people.feedback

North Korea's reckless action of launching a missile that passed over Japan is an unprecedented, serious and grave threat.feedback

After the war, our country has consistently taken steps as a country that abhors war and treasures peace, and has made efforts to promote the peace and prosperity of the world. We intend to keep this immovable policy firmly, throughout the ages, while facing history with humility.feedback

Here in Nagasaki, a city that continues to pray for perpetual peace, I reaffirm my commitment to realizing a peaceful world without nuclear weapons. At the same time, I give my condolences to those who lost their lives because of the nuclear bomb, and I pray for peace of mind for the relatives of the victims, the participants of this ceremony, and all Nagasaki citizens.feedback

We need a realistic, step-by-step approach, in order to achieve a nuclear-free world.feedback

What's been asked of us is to firmly show results.feedback

The economy remains our top priority. We'll seek to end deflation by accelerating a virtuous economic cycle. The threat from North Korea has heightened, both for Japan and the United States. There has never been a time when strengthening Japan-U.S. alliance has become so important.feedback

Under the strong resolve of the U.S.-Japan alliance, in order to further improve our defense posture and our capabilities, we will take concrete steps to do our utmost in ensuring the public' safety from the North Korean threat.feedback

I completely agreed with President Trump on the recognition that we must take further action. We have made repeated efforts to resolve the North Korean issue peacefully, coordinating between Japan and the United States and with the international community, but North Korea has trampled all over these efforts and unilaterally escalated [the situation]. China, Russia and the rest of the international community must take seriously this undeniable fact and increase their pressure.feedback

We meet as friends, but we never seek or give favours. I have never advised him to visit the ministers in charge.feedback

Japan supports the U.S. government's determination to prevent the spread and use of chemical weapons.feedback

I was able to talk with people in evacuation centres and hear their worries and troubles. The government will make every effort to rebuild so that people can resume their former lives without worries.feedback

We reaffirmed our close collaboration in our relationship with Russia.feedback

We will be enhancing our cooperation in the area of the environment regarding the Arctic regions.feedback

As I look at the current situation, particularly the security environment in the Asia Pacific region, including North Korea, we believe that it has become increasingly severe…We would like to demonstrate the robust partnership as well as the bond between Japan and the United States on this occasion.feedback

We must reinforce the foundation among Japan, the U.S. and Europe that share common principles and values by further strengthening Japan-NATO relations.feedback

The birth of the world's largest free advanced industrialized economic zone…Japan and the European Union will hoist the flag of free trade high amidst protectionist trends.feedback

Ahead of the G20 summit tomorrow, I believe Japan and the EU are demonstrating our strong political will to fly the flag for free trade against a shift towards protectionism. It is a strong message to the world.feedback

We were able to demonstrate a strong political will to the effect that Japan and the E.U. will hoist the flag of free trade high amidst protectionist trends. This is an achievement we should be proud of which also sends a strong message to the world.feedback

Global warming has already resulted in the earth, which sustains human life, experiencing various crises for a long time. That's why we must all take action together quickly.feedback

We have to take [the result] seriously as a severe criticism against our party the LDP. I'm determined to reshape the party to work together and win back trust among the public through realising achievements.feedback

On behalf of the government of Japan and the Japanese people, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to the victims and extend our sympathies to those who have been injured.feedback

I would like to have a thorough discussion about this at the G7 summit.feedback

We have finally come to an agreement on the rules of free and fair trade. Since we have come thus far, Japan must now take on a leadership role and bring the talks forward.feedback

We would like to enhance economic activities between Japan and the United States based upon trading and investment rules....In addition, we will have sectoral cooperation approaches in the domains of high speed rail, infrastructure and energy. Going forward, with the utilization of artificial intelligence and the internet of things, we want to overcome the challenges coming from an aging society with low fertility.feedback

We now need to apply pressure on North Korea, and Japan and the United States need to coordinate closely so as to apply pressure.feedback

Eleven countries have made their judgement on the assumption that the U.S. will be in TPP. We need to consider what is best and the 11 countries must be united. Since the U.S. understands the importance of having free and fair rules in the trading world, our wish is that the U.S. will return to TPP.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

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. As the security situation is getting increasingly severe around our country, we should strengthen the deterrence of the Japan-US alliance based on an appropriate division of roles between Japan and the United States, and continue to study what we must do in order to protect the lives and the assets of the Japanese people.feedback

Despite strong warnings by the international community, North Korea went through [with] its ballistic missile launch. It is a grave threat to our country and it is not acceptable. 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. We welcome the talks between President Trump and China. As Prime Minister I am focusing on China's response. China, I hope, will play a constructive role; it is my high expectation that China will perform its role properly.feedback

There is a major crisis looming over the peace and prosperity of the world. Our country will be resolute in our response. The international community must display solidarity. For the denuclearisation of North Korea, I hope China will play a constructive role in the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions. It is my high expectation 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

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

I told President Trump that we highly praise the strong US commitment to the peace and security of its allies and the world. On North Korea….We completely agreed that unity between Japan, South Korea and the US is very important.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

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

We shall try to aim for agreement in principle on the (EU-Japan trade deal) at the earliest possible date because it will give the world a symbol of free trade. In the midst of troubling protectionist trends, I find it important for Japan and the EU to cooperate with the United States as well, to give the world a model of free trade.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

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

I am quite optimistic that ... good results will be seen from the dialogue. The president and I confirmed our strong resolve that we will create free and fair markets, based on rules, in the Asia-Pacific region.feedback

I'm always aiming for the cup. Never cut to… the goal with the shortcuts and short chops. In a relaxed atmosphere, I hope to take time to discuss with Donald on the future of the world, future of the region and future of Japan in the United States.feedback

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

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

We will leverage Japanese technology and know-how to the fullest extent to positively cooperate for the improvement of infrastructure in Metro Manila and the whole of the Philippines. I chose the Philippines as my first destination this year and that is testament to my primary emphasis on our bilateral relationship.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. I hope this visit will be a historical one with leaders of Japan and the United States jointly visiting Pearl Harbor in a show of reconciliation.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

President Obama's message for the world without nuclear upon his visit to Hiroshima was engraved in the heart of the Japanese people. I will visit Pearl Harbor with President Obama. This will be a visit to soothe the souls of the victims. 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 US.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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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