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Video Message by Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs, for the 30th Japan-U.S. Security Seminar

January 10, 2024
(Video) Foreign Minister Kamikawa delivering a message

On January 8-9, the 30th Japan-U.S. Security Seminar was held in Washington D.C., and Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, delivered a video message. The overview of the seminar is as follows.

This seminar was co-hosted by JIIA (The Japan Institute of International Affairs) and CSIS (Center for Strategic and International Studies).

In her video message, at the outset, Minister Kamikawa extended her sincere condolences for the loss of crew members due to the Osprey crash November last year. She then extended her heartfelt congratulations on the 30th anniversary of the Japan-U.S. Security Seminar and stated that the discussions in this seminar have influenced the formulation of policies related to the alliance. She also highlighted the utmost importance of implementation of the strategies by the governments of Japan and the U.S. at an inflection point in history. Furthermore, she stated that the future of the alliance lies in its constant efforts to transform itself and to stay ahead of the ever-changing security environment with new and fresh perspectives, and in the “people” who support the Japan-U.S. alliance.

[Reference] Video message scripts in English (PDF) Open a New Windowand Japanese (PDF) Open a New Window

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