Japan-United States of America Relations

Japan-U.S. Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

April 28, 2015
Japanese

In the morning of April 27 (EST), Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, had a short meeting with Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States in New York City. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
  1. Minister Kishida welcomed the recent advancement of the U.S. - Cuba relationship and expressed his intention to lend support to the effort by the two countries by referring to his planned visit to Cuba in a few days. Secretary Kerry welcomed  Minister Kishida’s initiative in this regard.
  2. With regard to the nuclear issue on Iran, bearing in mind their respective planned meetings with Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of Iran, Minister Kishida and Secretary Kerry concurred with the importance of ensuring Iran’s use of nuclear energy is peaceful. Secretary Kerry commented that Japan’s experience in peaceful use of nuclear energy should be learned.