Japan-United States of America Relations
Dinner with American experts on foreign policy and security hosted by Foreign Minister Hayashi
On July 29, commencing at 6:30 p.m. (local time. 7:30 a.m. on July 30, Japan time.), for approximately 90 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting Washington D.C., hosted a dinner with the American experts on foreign policy and security. The overview of the dinner is as follows.
Minister Hayashi and the experts shared the recognition that the Indo-Pacific region is of utmost strategic importance to Japan and the U.S., and that strong and sustained engagement of the U.S. in the region is essential to secure the peace and prosperity in the region. Building upon that recognition, Minister Hayashi and the experts exchanged their views on a broad range of topics, including the impact of Russian aggression against Ukraine on the Indo-Pacific region, trends such as China-Russia joint military exercises, issues related to China and North Korea, strengthening the deterrence and response capabilities of the Japan-U.S. Alliance, and establishing a regional economic order.
[Reference] American experts on foreign policy and security who joined the dinner
- (1) Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO, Center for Strategic and International Studies
- (2) Ms. Michèle Flournoy, Board Chair, Center for a New American Security
- (3) Dr. Angela Stent, Professor Emerita, Georgetown University
- (4) Mr. Christopher Johnstone, Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies
- (5) Mr. James Schoff, Senior Director, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA