Japan-United States of America Relations
Japan-U.S. Summit Telephone Talk
August 10, 2021
On August 10, commencing at 8:30 a.m. for 15 minutes, Mr. SUGA Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan, held a summit telephone talk with the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., President of the United States of America. The overview of the telephone talk is as follows. The talk was also joined by Dr. Jill Biden, First Lady of the United States of America.
- At the outset, President Biden offered his congratulations on the success of the Tokyo Olympic Games. In response, Prime Minister Suga stated that despite the difficult situation with the COIVD-19 pandemic, which forced the Olympic Games to be postponed for one year and placed various constraints on the Games, Japan fulfilled its responsibilities as the host country and successfully completed the Games. He also expressed his gratitude to the U.S. government for its continued and strong support and cooperation for the hosting of the Tokyo Olympic Games. First Lady Jill Biden expressed her gratitude for the hospitality extended to her during her visit to Japan and stated that she had developed a lifelong friendship with Prime Minister Suga and his wife.
- The two leaders commended the achievements of the Japanese and U.S. Olympic athletes.
- Prime Minister Suga stated that he would do his best in hosting a safe and secure Tokyo Paralympic Games, to which President Biden expressed his strong support.
- The two leaders reaffirmed that they would continue to work closely together to enhance the Japan-U.S. Alliance and realize a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific.”