Japan-United States of America Relations

January 25, 2015
 On January 25th, commencing at 3:20 p.m. for approximately 10 minutes, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, upon request from the U.S. side, held a telephone talk with the Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States of America, who is visiting India. The overview is as follows.
  1. President Obama stated a sense of solidarity with Japan regarding the recent hostage incident, and he highly appreciates Japan’s efforts to peace and stability of the Middle East region.
  2. Prime Minister Abe said that it is extremely encouraging that President Obama strongly condemned the hostage incident immediately and issued a statement that it stands shoulder to shoulder with Japan as an ally. Prime Minister Abe also said he is grateful for the applaud by the President towards Japan’s commitment to peace and stability in a region far from its shores, and the Government of Japan will, in its entirety, do its utmost for the release of the captured Japanese. He further said he is grateful for the support from the United States so far, and would like to continue close cooperation.
  3. They shared the recognition that they will not succumb to terrorism, and will continue to work together with the international community for the peace and stability of the world.

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