Japan-United States of America Relations

May 9, 2022

On May 9, from 10:25 a.m. for 15 minutes, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida received a courtesy call from visiting Governor Ige of the State of Hawaii and Speaker Saiki of the Hawaii State House of Representatives. The summary of the call is as follows.

  1. Prime Minister Kishida welcomed the visit of Governor Ige and Speaker Saiki to Japan and stated that the solid ties between Japan and Hawaii support the Japan-U.S. relationship and that he hopes that the Governor and Speaker will continue to serve as a bridge between the two countries.
  2. In response to Prime Minister Kishida's request for the Governor and Speaker to offer their continued understanding and cooperation regarding Japan-U.S. relations, the Governor and Speaker stated that they hope to work closely with the Government of Japan.
  3. Governor Ige expressed his hope for closer relations between Japan and Hawaii in various aspects, especially in increasing the number of Japanese tourists to Hawaii.
  4. In addition, in a friendly atmosphere, both sides exchanged views on exchanges between Japan and Hawaii, including those in tourism and economic fields.

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