Japan-United States of America Relations
Japan-U.S. Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
On March 3, commencing at 10 a.m. (local time. 1:30 p.m. on March 3, Japan time.), for approximately 20 minutes, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, during his visit to New Delhi, India, to attend the Japan-Australia-India-U.S. (Quad) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, held a meeting with the Honorable Antony Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States of America. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- The two ministers confirmed that Japan and the U.S. will remain united and continue to drive efforts toward the realization of a “free and open Indo-Pacific” by leveraging cooperation of the G7 and Japan-U.S.-Australia-India (Quad), while building on the outcomes of the Japan-U.S. Summit Meeting and the Japan-U.S. “2+2” in January and other efforts.
- The two ministers exchanged their views on regional issues.
- (1) The two ministers concurred that, as one year has passed since the start of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, they will continue to maintain the unity of the international community and impose severe sanctions against Russia and provide strong support for Ukraine. The two ministers also confirmed the importance of engagement and support for the so-called “Global South”, stressed the importance of preventing Russia from acquiring military assistance from third parties, and concurred in continuing to work closely between Japan and the United States.
- (2) The two ministers concurred in continuing to work closely together between Japan and the U.S. in addressing issues related to China.
- Minister Hayashi once again conveyed Japan’s thoughts on the U.S. credits for clean vehicles under the Inflation Reduction Act.
- The two ministers concurred in working closely together between Japan and the U.S. toward the success of the G7 Hiroshima Summit and G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.