The U.S.-Japan Caucus hosted a meeting on Capitol Hill with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy. The group discussed security, trade, and other pressing issues for the region.
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.
This year is a historic one for the United States and Japan. We marked the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the beginning of a lasting peace between our two nations. In the spring, I was pleased to welcome Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as the first Japanese Prime Minister to address a joint session of Congress. Though separated by a vast ocean, the United States and Japan remain close, critical allies and partners.
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.
In August of 2015, U.S.-Japan Caucus Founding Co-Chair Joaquin Castro traveled to Japan where he met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, and many other government officials and business leaders. Fellow caucus member Congressman Steve Cohen made the trip to Japan as well.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), co-chair of the Congressional U.S.-Japan Caucus, issued the following statement after the conclusion of his five-day trip to Japan:
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.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will address a joint meeting of Congress — a first for a Japanese prime minister and a remarkable symbol of the strength of the relationship between the United States and Japan. Abe will speak to Congress from the very same place President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stood and asked Congress to declare war against Imperial Japan. This year marks 70 years since the end of World War II, and the prime minister’s speech is a testament to the U.S.-Japan relationship’s transformation since that time.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Co-Chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus in the House and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement recognizing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s visit to Washington, D.C.:
Washington, D.C – Congressman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) announces the creation of the bipartisan U.S- Japan Caucus. Rep. Castro is co-leading with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) in the U.S. House of Representatives: