Media reports say Prime Minister Abe devoted much of his time and efforts to securing a steady supply of oil to Japan, when he met with the leders of five Middle Eastern nations in May.
２．put all one's energy into ～の形
We are putting all our energies into getting the project off the ground (putting the project into effect).
３． make every effort
Japan says it will make every effort to allow Japanese fishing boats to operate safely in waters off its northern islands now held by Russia.
４．do one's utmost / do one's best
Prime Minister Abe told a government-sponsored rally that he will do his best to achieve the return to Japan of the four northern islands now held by Russia.
・The governing bloc is trying hard to avoid losing control in the Upper House In the July elections.
・The government says it will try hard to narroe a widening income gap among people, which was brought about by the policies of its predecessor.
Company presidents asked them to always make efforts to keep up with the changing circumstances of their companies.
A cabinet minister said Japan needs to do more to develop alternative energies, because it now relies almost entirely on imports for its energu sources.
North Korea seems to be desperate to have a freeze imposed by international banks on its deposit removed.
９．あらゆる手段を使って→pursue every avenue、leave no stone unturnedとか