State Minister Washio received a courtesy call from Ms. Jenifer Rogers, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
On July 14, commencing at 11:30 a.m. for approximately 30 minutes, Mr. Washio Eiichiro, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, received a courtesy call at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan from the members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), including Ms. Jenifer Rogers, President of the ACCJ, for the "Diet Doorknock." The overview of the courtesy call is as follows.
- While handing the ACCJ's recommendations to State Minister Washio, President Rogers expressed her hope that the U.S. and Japan accelerate the post-pandemic recovery of the regional and the global economy recovery through promoting cooperation in areas of common priorities, such as digital, global public health, and climate change, as well as through further enhancing the close economic relationship between the two countries.
- In response, State Minister Washio stated that inputs from the business community would be extremely beneficial for the government to craft policies to strengthen the Japan-U.S. economic relationship, and that he would like to continue working with the ACCJ. He also asked for cooperation from the American business community on hosting the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai.
The “Diet Doorknock” is the annual exchanges of views between the ACCJ and Diet members as well as government officials (the Diet Doorknock in FY 2019 and FY 2020 were not held due to COVID-19.).