Japan-United States of America Relations

May 2, 2024
Courtesy Call on Foreign Minister Kamikawa by Deputy Secretary Campbell of the US

On May 2, commencing at 3:00 pm local time (10:00 p.m. Japan Time), for approximately 15 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting Paris, France to attend the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), received a courtesy call from the Honorable Kurt M. Campbell, Deputy Secretary of State of the United States of America. The overview of the courtesy call is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Kamikawa stated that she valued the substantial outcomes achieved during Prime Minister Kishida's recent official visit to the U.S. and made reference to the significant role of Deputy Secretary Campbell towards the outcomes. Deputy Secretary Campbell emphasized that the recent Japan-U.S. Summit meeting was the most significant meeting in the history of Japan-U.S. relations, and that it is important for both countries to work together as well as with emerging countries in the field of science and technology, including AI and Quantum technology. Both sides confirmed to pave the way for concrete outcomes based on the success of the Japan-U.S. summit meeting.
  2. Deputy Secretary Campbell also stated that the global partnership between Japan and the U.S. is more important than ever to address regional and international affairs. Both sides confirmed that it is vital to cooperate even more closely with like-minded countries including European countries.
  3. Both sides shared the understanding that the OECD should be viewed more strategically, and that it is significant to strengthen cooperation with non-member countries in the Southeast Asian region and the accession process of the Southeast Asian countries needs to proceed in an open, transparent, and swift manner. Both sides confirmed to coutinue close coordination between the two countries, including at the OECD.

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