JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER KOIZUMI ANSWERS A QUESTION IN TOKYO.
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi answers a question during a
meeting with the media at his official residence in Tokyo January 8,
2002. Koizumi begins a Southeast Asian tour this week, eager to prove
Japan is not neglecting its neighbours for America and that Tokyo won't
be outdone by Beijing in forging closer ties in the region.