Japan-United States of America Relations

June 12, 2021

On June 12 (GMT), Mr. SUGA Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan, who was visiting the United Kingdom to attend the G7 Summit in Cornwall, held intermittent talks with The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., President of the United States of America, for approximately 10 minutes in total in the G7 conference hall. The overview is as follows.

  1. Prime Minister Suga stated that the G7 should send a strong message based on the outcomes of recent talks, including the Japan-U.S. Summit Meeting, and that Japan would work together closely with the United States during the summit as they coordinated on drafting the Communique. In response, President Biden stated that he fully agreed with Prime Minister Suga and would lead the discussions together.
  2. Prime Minister Suga emphasized the importance of a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" and the role of ASEAN. In response, President Biden showed his agreement and stated that the United States would like to work closely with Japan.
  3. During the talks, Prime Minister Suga said that he would take all possible measures against infection so that Japan could host the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in a safe and secure manner. In response, President Biden expressed his support for Prime Minister Suga.

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