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I pray for the soul of my lost mentor and close friend.

2021/01/22   -Uncategorized

I deeply grieved at Mr. Ichiro Uchida’s death. He worked for the late Mr. Michio Watanabe, a well-kn …

I appeared in ABEMA Prime, a net TV’s news channel, and discussed the theme of ‘Politicians and the Age-limit Retirement System’.

2021/01/22   -Uncategorized

Nowadays, the so called ‘Net TV’ prevails not only among the young generation but also among middle- …

Female leaders’ activities have been outstanding toward the success of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

2021/01/19   -Uncategorized

The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is scheduled to take effect on January 22 …

Minister in charge of Territorial Issues Hachiro Okonogi showed appreciation for obtaining vintage maps of the Senkaku Islands.

2021/01/15   -Uncategorized

The front-page headline of the Sankei Shimbun on December 16, 2020, reported that Mr. Wataru Takada, …

Japan’s second state of emergency was declared by Prime Minister Suga on January 7.

2021/01/08   -Uncategorized

There was a lot of news in the first week of the new year. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared th …

I wish you a Happy New Year. I, as a politician, will continue doing the best for the Japanese people in the new year.

2021/01/01   -Uncategorized

2021 (Reiwa 3) has just started, and I wish it will be the year full of hopes and dreams. The Japane …

Prime Minister Suga instructed the two ministers to consider carbon pricing.

2020/12/24   -Uncategorized

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga instructed Minister of the Environment Shinjiro Koizumi and Minister o …

“We are all under the same sky.” – A moving speech given at the graduation ceremony of OISKA trainees from Asian countries who completed the one-year agricultural training program

2020/12/20   -Uncategorized

The OISCA Nishi Nippon Training Center’s graduation ceremony for Asian trainees is held at this time …

A web meeting with the Minister of the Environment of the Kyrgyz Republic.

2020/12/18   -Uncategorized

In June 2019, when I served as Minister of the Environment, I invited the Ministers of the Kyrgyz Re …

The confirmation of the maps that show the Senkaku Islands as Japan’s territory made the front-page headline of the Sankei Shimbun on December 16, 2020. The headline reads that the Japanese government considers to publicize the maps to rebut China’s strong assertion that the Islands belong to its sovereignty.

2020/12/16   -Uncategorized

I was surprised at the above-mentioned front-page headline. With regard to the territorial issue on …