Regarding the response to the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics next year, the government has decided not to dispatch government officials such as ministers.


We do not use the expression "diplomatic boycott", but we also give some consideration to China, and we will continue to respond carefully while keeping an eye on the trends of each country.

Regarding the response to the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics next year, the government has forgotten the dispatch of government officials such as ministers, and announced that three people, including Seiko Hashimoto, chairman of the Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympics and Paralympics, will attend.



Prime Minister Kishida said, "We believe that it is important for Japan to guarantee universal values ​​such as freedom, respect for basic human rights, and the rule of law in China." Based on the above, I explained that I made the decision by considering it comprehensively.



Since the United States announced a "diplomatic boycott," the government has shown a stance that the United Kingdom and Canada are in tune with each other, and there are rapid calls from within the LDP to promptly decide to forgo the dispatch of government officials. We have decided to take this action based on the fact that we have become stronger.



On the other hand, in addition to having Mr. Hashimoto, an incumbent member of the Diet who has experience as a minister, attend, the expression "diplomatic boycott" was not used, which gave some consideration to China.



The government wants to forgo the dispatch of government officials and keep pace with the United States and other countries, while minimizing its impact on relations with China, which has strong economic ties and will reach the 50th anniversary of normalization of diplomatic relations next year. With this in mind, we will continue to respond carefully while keeping an eye on the trends of each country.

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