Foreign Minister Hayashi gave a diplomatic speech at the plenary session of the House of Representatives, pointing out that universal values ​​and international order are under severe challenges with China in mind, and the deterrence and coping power of the Japan-US alliance. At the same time, he showed his determination to work on drastic strengthening of defense capabilities.

In this, Foreign Minister Hayashi said, "Currently, the international community is in the midst of time-changing changes, and has supported peace and prosperity, such as freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. Value and international order are under severe challenges. "

On that basis, regarding the response to the increasingly severe security environment, "The Japan-US alliance is the cornerstone of Japan's diplomacy and security, and we will further strengthen the deterrence and coping power of the alliance. To that end, Japan itself. We also need to drastically strengthen our defense capabilities. "

Regarding the relationship with China, which has been 50 years since the normalization of diplomatic relations, "One-sided attempts to change the status quo are never accepted, and we will respond calmly and steadily. The situation in Hong Kong and the human rights situation in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are also serious. I am concerned about it. "

On the other hand, "Japan-China relations are important for the peace and prosperity of the region and the international community. We aim to build a "Japan-China relationship". "

Furthermore, regarding Japan-South Korea relations, he said that he was in a very difficult situation due to issues such as "recruitment" during the Pacific War and the comfort women issue. So, based on Japan's consistent position, we strongly demand appropriate measures. "

Regarding the response to North Korea, "The three countries of Japan, the United States, Japan, the United States, and South Korea will work closely together, and in cooperation with the international community, promote the full implementation of the UN Security Council resolution and completely denuclearize North Korea. Aim. "