Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Tokyo, Japan and Bali, Indonesia October 1-7, 2013.
In Tokyo October 2-3, Secretary Kerry will join Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee (SCC) meeting. The last SCC was held in June 2011 in Washington, DC. The meeting represents the next step in further strengthening the U.S.-Japan alliance, providing an opportunity to build on our already broad and comprehensive bilateral relationship.
On October 4, Secretary Kerry will continue on to Bali, Indonesia to lead the Department of State delegation to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministerial Meeting (AMM) and to join President Obama for his APEC-related meetings. APEC is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade, and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. Promoting trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific remains a key component of the U.S. rebalance policy. The Secretary will participate in a broad range of multilateral and bilateral meetings with officials from APEC member economies.