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.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (LA-03), Co-Chairs of the U.S.-Japan Caucus, released the following statement applauding the United States Senate’s passage of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016:
Congressman Castro speaks on the House floor about recently-passed North Korea sanctions legislation and the United States’ commitment to protecting the security of our allies Japan and South Korea.
Congressman Castro Attended the Japan-America Society's 29th Annual Dinner and discussed the importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance for the future of our nations and the entire Asia-Pacific region.
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.
The U.S.-Japan Caucus joined with the Congressional Study Group on Japan and Sasakawa USA for a breakfast briefing on Japan's new security legislation nd the future of regional security in Northeast Asia. Asistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs David Shear and Admiral Dennis Blair, Chairman and CEO of Sasakawa USA, led the conversation.
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.
While in Tokyo in August, Congressman Castro joined NHK World for an interview about his visit to Japan, the U.S.-Japan Caucus, and Japan's national security legislation.