U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, and U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Sung Kim gather in Tokyo to discuss regional issues on October 17, 2014. [State Department photo by William Ng/ Public Domain]
Follow President Obama’s trip to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The President’s fifth trip to Asia during his time in office will underscore a continued focus on the Asia-Pacific region and commitment to his vision of rebalancing to the world’s largest emerging region. Follow @WhiteHouse and go to WhiteHouse.gov for the latest information.
I am proud to carry forward my father’s legacy of public service. He had hoped to be the first United States President to visit Japan, so it is a special honor for me to be able to work to strengthen the close ties between our two great countries.
Ambassador Kennedy Remarks Upon Arrival in Japan on November 15, 2013. Watch full remarks here.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the prime minister’s official residence in Tokyo on October 3, 2013. You can read Secretary Kerry’s remarks here.
Following his remarks in Belfast yesterday, he held a number of meetings with world leaders ahead of the G-8, including a visit with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and a meeting with EU leaders on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. MORE