H.E. Mr. Joe Nakano, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, visited New York to attend the “Thematic Debate on Disaster Risk Reduction” held on April 12. After North Korea’s launch of a missile which it calls “Satellite” he extended his stay in New York and conducted stakeout opportunities with Japanese correspondents.
At the beginning of the stakeout held on April 12, Mr. Nakano told correspondents that North Korea’s act was a violation of the UN Security Council Resolutions 1695, 1718 and 1874, and that the H.E. Mr. Tsuneo Nishida, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN had sent a letter to H.E. Ms. Susan E. Rice, Permanent Representative of the United States and the Chair of Security Council, to request to hold a Security Council Meeting promptly. He also fielded questions from correspondents.
On April 13, Mr. Nakano held another stakeout with correspondents after the closed Security Council meeting regarding North Korea which was held that morning and followed by remarks from H.E. Ms. Susan E. Rice, Chair of Security Council. Mr. Nakano mentioned that it would be important to pay close attention to the discussion at Security Council from now on, and to work closely with the members of Security Council and other related countries.
North Korea's Launch of a Missile, which it calls "Satellite"