Press Conference by the Defense Minister (08:45-08:47 A.M. April 28, 2009)
Press Conference by the Defense Minister (Doorstepping)
Time & Date: 08:45-08:47 A.M. April 28, 2009
Place: In front of the Cabinet Meeting Room in the House(This is a provisional translation of an announcement by the Defense Minister and the abstract of the Q&A session at the subsequent press conference for reference purpose only)
The original full text is in Japanese.
2. Questions and Answers
The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the pandemic alert level to Phase 4 for New-Type Influenza. How do you take this, and how will the Ministry of Defense respond to the situation?
The Government of Japan has established the Headquarters for Countermeasures against New-Type Influenza. Based on the basic response policy decided by the headquarters, the Ministry of Defense will consider specific countermeasures in line with the Ministry of Defense Program on New-Type Influenza Countermeasures, while sharing information and coordinating with relevant ministries and agencies.
What are the specific tasks of the Ministry of Defense?
I think that we need to conduct various reviews on our response to the situation.
(For the remainder of the press conference, please refer to the Japanese version.)
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