U.S.-Japan Joint Press Conference

President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Kaifu briefed reporters on their meeting in the president’s vacation home in Maine… read more

President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Kaifu briefed reporters on their meeting in the president’s vacation home in Maine preparing for the upcoming Economic Summit of the Industrialized Nations, beginning July 15 in London, England. President Bush said he had accepted the Prime Minister’s invitation to visit Japan in the fall of 1991. The two men answered questions on U.S.-Japanese relations, as well as questions on the upcoming summit. President Bush said there was no linkage between the signing of a START arms control agreement and economic aid to the Soviet Union. Prime Minister Kaifu announced Japan had paid the U.S. a $500 million contribution to the Persian Gulf war, and the president said the matter was totally resolved. A Japanese translator provided the Japanese translation of President Bush’s words and reporters' questions for Prime Minister Kaifu, and an English translator provided the English translation of Prime Minister Kaifu’s words for the President and assembled media. close

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U.S.-Japan Joint Press Conference

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Program ID:
19034-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
Kennebunkport, Maine, United States
First Aired:
Jul 11, 1991
Last Aired:
Jul 13, 1991

Airing Details

  • Jul 11, 1991 | 5:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 11, 1991 | 8:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 12, 1991 | 12:09am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 12, 1991 | 7:12am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 13, 1991 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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