My standpoint has been that we should first sort out the issue of the banks' roles, listen to the users. But ultimately, it comes down to making a political decision
It isn't simply a relationship affecting the two countries, ... It's one that holds significance for Asian and world economies, so we must cooperate to develop this favorable relationship further.
Japan's currency is not one that lacks flexibility.
It would be an unavoidable path for whoever becomes (the next prime minister)
High oil prices are a concerning factor. We have to watch them carefully.
No matter who becomes (next prime minister), it will be an unavoidable path
Prime Minister Koizumi made the visit based on his personal judgment.
Foreign exchange rates reflect fundamentals of economies.
I hope to hold broad discussions on U.S. economic conditions.
I hope to explain (to the U.S. officials) the Japanese government's continued efforts toward structural reform.