Japan-United States of America Relations
Prime Minister Abe Attends the Breakfast Meeting co-hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S.-Japan Business Council

February 10, 2017
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On Friday, February 10, commencing at 7:45 (Saturday, February 11, 21:45. Japan time) for approximately 85 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, attended the breakfast meeting co-hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S.-Japan Business Council. At the breakfast meeting, bipartisan members of the U.S. Congress and CEOs of U.S. corporations including President Thomas J. Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Chairman Chuck Robbins of the U.S.-Japan Business Council, CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc. attended and exchanged views on how to further strengthen ties between Japan and the U.S.

1 Meeting session with members of the U.S. Congress

(1) For about 40 minutes, Prime Minister Abe held a meeting, moderated by President Donohue, with bipartisan members of the U.S. Congress including the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader and Republican Senator John Sydney McCain III.

(2) Prime Minister Abe expressed his appreciation to the participants for understanding and cooperation for the Japan-U.S. Alliance, and stated that "In this visit, I would like to build a relationship of trust with President Trump solidly, and clearly demonstrate at home and abroad that the alliance between Japan and the U.S. is unwavering."

(3) In response, participants touched upon the importance of the Japan-U.S. Alliance in the Asia-Pacific Region which has been changing and the development of economic relationship between Japan and the U.S., and stated one after another that they would like to strengthen the relationship with Japan.

2 Breakfast session with CEOs of the U.S. private companies

(1) Following the meeting with members of the U.S. Congress, Prime Minister Abe moved to the breakfast session with business leaders including CEOs representing the U.S., and had an exchange of views moderated by President Donohue President Donohue President Donohue President Donohue and Chairman rman RobbinsRobbins .

(2) In the beginning, President Donohue pointed out the importance of close economic relationship between Japan and the U.S.

(3) Prime Minister Abe stated that "I express my appreciation to business leaders representing the U.S. for gathering. Japan and the U.S. share values and strategic interests and attach importance to freedom as well as the rule of law. On this basis, the two countries would preserve what shouldn't be changed but deal with various issues dynamically and then play a leading role in economic growth in the world." "The two countries have gone through a number of consultations and led to build a win-win relationship after a long period of time." and "With a world situation growing, I am
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expecting that we demonstrate the unwavering alliance between Japan and the U.S at home and abroad, and mark the beginning of new economic relationship between Japan and the U.S. I would like to ask for continuous cooperation from you, friends of Japan"