[Spoken in Japanese.]
Toshio Arima Kaicho, Takasu Taishi and Minasama konnichiwa.
Tokyo de Kokuren no Global Compact Japan member ni oaidekite koueide gozaimasu.
Imakara Eigode Hanashimasu. [It is indeed an honor to meet in Tokyo with members of the Global Compact Japan. Now I will speak in English.]
This is a great pleasure to meet all of you. In fact, this is the first time for me to come in the public place without a tie. This is a part of my commitment to support the Japanese Government's “cool biz” to conserve energy.