Economic Relations

Voice of America - Optimism Over US-Japan Relations Ahead of Abe's Visit

There is optimism about strengthening relations between the U.S. and Japan days ahead of a state visit April 28 by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the United States. This sentiment was on display after comments by a senior U.S. official in Washington and rare bipartisan support by some members of Congress.

“We are close partners on the world stage, fighting Ebola, mitigating the impact of climate change, countering violent extremism, eliminating the threat of ISIL and other groups that challenge us,” said Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

San Antonio Business Journal - Congressman Joaquin Castro leading U.S.-Japan Caucus in the House

U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, is helping to launch a new bipartisan caucus in the House of Representatives to promote relations between the United States and Japan.

Castro is co-leading the U.S.-Japan Caucus with U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. The new caucus officially kicked off on March 24 and currently has 62 members.

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