"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
Database of Japanese Politics and International Relations
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

[Title] Comment by the Japanese Prime Minister on the adoption of a United Nations Security Council resolution concerning the nuclear test by North Korea

[Date] June 13, 2009
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional Translation
[Full text]

I highly regard the unanimous adoption of a strong United Nations Security Council resolution, resolution 1874 concerning the nuclear test by North Korea. This resolution indicates the international community's strong condemnation of and concerns over the nuclear test. I call upon the North Korea to take the firm message from the international community with full seriousness and to comply with this resolution. In addition, I once again strongly urge North Korea to take concrete action conducive to the comprehensive resolution of outstanding issues of concern concerning North Korea, including the abduction, nuclear and missile issues.

Thus far Japan has taken active part in consultations at the Security Council in close cooperation with the countries concerned, including the United States and the Republic of Korea. Hereafter the international community needs to cooperate so as to steadily implement the measures based on the Security Council resolution and to oblige North Korea to alter its actions. Japan, for its part, shall swiftly take appropriate steps so as to render the Security Council resolution effective.