Japan-United States of America Relations
Foreign Minister Kono’s visit to Arlington National Cemetery
1. On August 17, commencing at 3:25 a.m. (2:25 p.m. on August 16, local time) for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, visited Arlington National Cemetery avec Mr. Itsunori Onodera, Minister of Defense, Japan, during his trip to Washington D.C.
2. Foreign Minister Kono was welcomed and guided by Major General Scott Berrier, Military deputy to the director, Defense Intelligence Agency, and laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with members of each Armed Forces forming lines and the Japanese and U.S. national anthems being performed.