"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] Press Conference by the Prime Minister regarding President Moon of the ROK's Decision not to VIsit Japan This Time

[Date] July 19, 2021
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional Translation
[Full text]

(Regarding the Republic of Korea (ROK)'s announcement that President Moon Jae-in will not visit Japan this time)

I have been making clear all along that we would receive President Moon courteously in accordance with diplomatic protocols if he were to visit Japan. When the ROK side announced that President Moon will not visit Japan this time, they also wished that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games would be a success. We have taken note of that statement. We will maintain steady communications with the ROK based on Japan's principled positions in order to restore sound Japan-ROK relations.