Executives' Comments  Press Conferences   Chairman Yonekura's comments at his Press Conference

February 25, 2013

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.

Japan-U.S. Summit Meeting

It is great that the top leaders of Japan and the United States have released a joint statement on the issue of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). We hope that the politics will lead the country to the TPP negotiations without delay. The business community will continue to support the government with all its force to enhance the competitiveness in the agricultural sector and gain better public understanding of the TPP.

Republic of Korea's New President

We would like to congratulate the President Park Geun-hye on her inauguration. The Liberal Democratic Party is back in power in Japan. PM Abe has put his pledge into action. We hope that the new political leaders of the two friendly countries will further strengthen the bilateral relations.