Press Conference

Press Conference by the Defense Minister (09:20-09:21 A.M. December 12, 2008)

Press Conference by the Defense Minister (Doorstepping)
Time & Date: 9:20 - 9:21 A.M. December12, 2008
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.

1. Announcements

None.

2. Questions and Answers

Question:
The bill for the continuation of the replenishment services is due to be passed today. Please give us your comment on this.

Minister:
Thankfully, the enactment of the law will allow us to continue our mission (in the Indian Ocean). Now, all we have to do is to steadily carry out our activities pursuant to the law.

(For the remainder of the press conference, please refer to the Japanese version.)

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