Travel to Japan, May 21-24, 2022
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken traveled to Tokyo, Japan, May 21-24 to accompany President Biden on his first official trip to Asia as President to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and attend the Quad Leaders’ Summit. While in Tokyo, the Secretary met with Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and other senior Japanese officials. The Secretary and the Foreign Minister discussed our global response to President Putin’s continued brutal war on Ukraine, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s increasingly destabilizing behavior, and U.S.-Japan cooperation under the new Economic Policy Consultative Committee (EPCC), including on regional economic development. He also joined President Biden for the launch of the , which will tackle 21st century economic challenges and deliver for the American people and people in the region.
The Secretary’s visit reaffirmed the U.S.-Japan Alliance’s central role as the cornerstone of peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world.