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Last week, I held a press conference following the series of sovereignty-related incidents in Japan's surrounding marine zones. I would like for as many Japanese as possible to know the historical background, and I also wish to use it as an opportunity to appeal to the world regarding Japan's reasoning.

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August 1, 2012, at a meeting of the Council for Gender Equality

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July 31, 2012 at the House of Councillors Special Committee on the Comprehensive Reform of Social Security and Taxation Systems, in response to a question from Councillor Kyoko Nakayama

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August 6, 2012, Address by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

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I invited to the Prime Minister's Office last night the medalists and Olympic diploma recipients at the London Olympics and I presented them with certificates of commendation and commemorative gifts. Perhaps it was because they had just finished the tremendous parade in the Ginza where they saw for themselves the great number of people who have been rooting for them, but in that relaxed atmosphere I saw their faces filled with a sense of accomplishment.

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August 10, 2012 at Press Conference by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda

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July 22, 2012, during Prime Minister Noda's address (delivered at Waseda University)

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In the 67th summer

Prime Minister NODA's BLOG August 15 (Wednesday) 18:06

Sixty-seven years have now passed since the end of World War II. The year's summertime memorials for the repose of the souls of the dead have come round once more.

The 6th in Hiroshima; the 9th in Nagasaki; and today, the anniversary of the end of the Second World War. I attended each of these memorial ceremonies and, full of thoughts of sorrow at the great numbers of war dead, I renewed my pledge to work for peace.

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July 30, 2012 at the Parliament of Children

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July 22, 2012, during Prime Minister Noda's address (delivered at Waseda University)

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July 23, 2012 at the send-off event for the Japanese National Team of the London 2012 Paralympic Games

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July 11, 2012, in response to a question from Councillor Junichi Ishii during the Plenary Session of the House of Councillors

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