The Hill - Castro: Strengthening the U.S.-Japan relationship by engaging the next generation of American leaders

The United States-Japan relationship is one of incredible strength and promise. Strength to do wonderful things: to promote democracy, to protect human rights, and to ensure security for ourselves and for our allies around the world. One of my primary goals as founding Co-Chair of the bipartisan U.S.-Japan Caucus in Congress is to foster greater understanding and closer ties between our two nations. The more robust our partnership, the more each of our countries can not only benefit economically but also contribute to a safer Asia-Pacific region.

Kyodo News - U.S. lawmaker vows to forge closer ties with Japan in disaster relief

A U.S. congressman working on forging closer ties with Japan pledges to bolster his contribution to bilateral cooperation in such areas as disaster relief and nuclear power plant safety.

"Our earthquake and tsunami predictive technology can never be too good," Joaquin Castro, a leading member of the bipartisan U.S.-Japan Caucus, said during an interview with Kyodo News ahead of the fifth anniversary of the 2011 mega earthquake and tsunami that devastated northeastern Japan.

Texas Public Radio - Japan's Significant Investment In The U.S. And Texas: A Conversation With Congressman Joaquin Castro

San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro last month traveled to Japan to meet with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy regarding Japan’s investment in the U.S., and particularly in San Antonio and Texas. 

Boustany Welcomes Prime Minister Abe to Washington

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D., (R-South Louisiana) welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Washington ahead of the Prime Minister’s address to a joint session of Congress. Boustany serves as co-Chairman of the U.S.-Japan Caucus in the 114th Congress.

Boustany said: “I’m pleased to welcome Prime Minister Abe to Washington at a critical juncture in relations between our two countries on three major issues: trade negotiations, defense reforms, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports.