We made the issue at stake in these elections very clear: whether Japan should go ahead with structural reforms, or stop them. As a result, we've gained the support of a wide section of the population.
Its regrettable that the company attempted to illegally export equipment to China that can be used for transporting weapons of mass destruction. I expect a full picture will be revealed through the further investigation.
The Land Ministry will take thorough measures to work closely with local authorities to fully investigate the buildings handled by the architects as to whether their earthquake resistance data has been falsified or not.
One big goal of this realignment was to reduce the burden on the people of Okinawa, and our thought is to carry this out as quickly as possible. Our burden was unavoidable in order to speed up the process.
While there is an improvement in price movements, the economy is still in moderate deflation. We need to watch closely to see whether the consumer price index will continue to rise as an overall trend.