Kaoru Mamiya, director general of the Science and Technology Agency's Nuclear Safety Bureau, told a packed news conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan
that the practice of retired bureaucrats taking posts in firms they used to regulate was not a factor behind the failure of inspectors to unearth irregularities.
''I plan to visit Moscow in early or mid-January, if arrangements are made, under the basic policy of seeking to conclude a Japan-Russia peace treaty through negotiations after resolving the territorial dispute,'' Machimura said in a speech at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan
''My mission is to wipe out this old-fashioned mentality of obeying and relying too much on governments,'' said Nakada at the Foreign Correspondents Club Of Japan
will follow that, maybe in 2003,'' Tachikawa told a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan
In a luncheon address to the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan
, he cited the ability to predict short-term weather seven to 10 days in advance, instead of the current two to three days, as one of the expected profound impacts of their joint scientific exploration.
Speaking to the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan
, Takenori Kanzaki, leader of LDP ally the New Komeito party, came out in support of extending the stay of Japanese troops in Iraq, a contentious issue arousing growing public opposition.
The press conference at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan
took place shortly before China News Service reported that a body believed to be that of an Asian has been found in the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit.
''I think it's fair to say that what we're offering to the world is branded information,'' Ignatius told a professional luncheon at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan
''The government and people of Pakistan condemn this reprehensible action against an innocent person,'' Khokhar said at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan
Speaking at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan
in Tokyo, City University of New York prof.
Kiyoshi Sasamori, president of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo), told the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan
in Tokyo the rally is being organized so workers can let Diet members know their concerns about current economic measures, which he criticized as only based on the supply side and ''lacking consideration for the demand side.''
''The SDF should leave Iraq,'' he said at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan