Executives' Comments  Press Conferences   Chairman Yonekura's comment at his press conference

July 12, 2010

Following is the gist of remarks made by Chairman Yonekura at his Press Conference. Translation is rush and tentative, and sequence of the gist does not necessarily coincide with words delivered.

Result of the House of Councilors' election

The ruling coalition parties lost a majority in the House of Councilors and the DPJ is required to have policy discussions with opposition parties more closely and frequently than ever.
Japan faces a host of challenges and has no time to lose to take neccessary policy measures. In particular, comprehensive reform of tax, fiscal and social security system is the most serious and pressing challenge which demands bipartisan efforts. As responsible political entities, opposition parties need to participate in discussions from the perspective of the national interest.