Japan-United States of America Relations
Breakfast Meeting with a Delegation Led by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi hosted by Prime Minister Kishida
On August 5, commencing at 8:00 a.m. for approximately 53 minutes, Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, hosted a breakfast meeting with a delegation led by Honorable Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, during their visit to Japan. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- At the outset, Prime Minister Kishida welcomed the visit to Japan by the delegation led by Speaker Pelosi and expressed his gratitude for the message of condolences extended by the delegation regarding the passing of former Prime Minister ABE.
- Participants discussed strengthening of the Japan-U.S. Alliance and a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific,” and Prime Minister Kishida expressed his expectation on continued leadership by Speaker Pelosi and support from the U.S. Congress toward the realization of these goals.
- They also exchanged views on regional affairs, such as China and North Korea, as well as Russia's aggression against Ukraine, and international affairs, including efforts toward a world without nuclear weapons.
- Prime Minister Kishida stated that China's launch of ballistic missiles into the sea close to Japan, including its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), is a serious issue concerning Japan’s security and the safety of Japanese people and that Japan strongly condemned China and lodged a protest. The Prime Minister also stated that China’s action gravely affects peace and stability of the region and the international community, and that Japan has urged China to immediately suspend the military drills.
- Prime Minister Kishida confirmed that Japan and the U.S. will continue to work closely together to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.
[Reference] Members of the U.S. delegation
- (1) Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (Democrat-California)
- (2) Representative Gregory Meeks, United States Congressman (Democrat-New York)
- (3) Representative Mark Takano，United States Congressman (Democrat-California)
- (4) Representative Suzan DelBene，United States Congresswoman (Democrat-Washington)
- (5) Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi，United States Congressman (Democrat-Illinois)
- (6) Representative Andy Kim, United States Congressman (Democrat-New Jersey)