April 26, 2004
The Earth Observation Summit II was held on Sunday, April 25th, 2004 in Tokyo, Japan. Prime Minister Koizumi made opening remarks, followed by the congress proceedings chaired by Mr. Takeo Kawamura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Senior Vice-Minister Kato of the Environment attended the congress to give the keynote address. The Communique and the Framework for a 10-Year Implementation Plan were adopted. The 10-Year Implementation Plan for Earth Observations is to be adopted at the Earth Observation Summit? which will be held in February 2005 in Brussels, Belgium.