In December 2006, Kyuma claimed that although former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi supported the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the invasion did not have the official support of the Japanese government. He later had to withdraw his remarks, admitting that the Japanese "Cabinet officially adopted a unified view supporting the U.S.-led war. On January 24 2007 he said that the U.S. decision to invade Iraq was a mistake.
In January 2007 he criticized the United States over not getting the approval of Okinawa's governor during efforts to relocate the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. The base and its relocation has been a source of friction between the residents of Okinawa and the U.S. government.
Japanese Official Doesn't Foresee Defense Budget Changes With New Government.(Fumio Kyuma)(Brief Article)(Statistical Data Included)
May 11, 2001; By Neil Baumgardner WASHINGTON--The new Japanese government of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is not expected to make any...
SECRETARY OF STATE CONDOLEEZZA RICE AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ROBERT M. GATES HOLD A MEDIA AVAILABILITY WITH JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER TARO ASO AND JAPANESE DEFENSE MINISTER FUMIO KYUMA FOLLOWING A U.S.-JAPAN SECURITY CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
May 01, 2007; SECRETARIES RICE AND GATES HOLD A MEDIA AVAILABILITY WITH JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER ASO AND DEFENSE MINISTER KYUMA FOLLOWING A...