Direct to us from Washington D.C. Morikami Trustee, Andrew Saidel, was honored to join Congressman Ted Deutch at the Joint Meeting of Congress to hear from Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe. Mr. Saidel gives us a brief synopsis of what was addressed below.
Prime Minister Abe pledged his commitment to difficult economic reforms, to a strengthened bilateral alliance, and to tackling the globe’s most vexing challenges. He ended by stating his belief that, for Japan and the world, the most powerful message of the U.S., and of our bilateral friendship, is Hope.
The session was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, and by former Ambassadors Walter Mondale, Tom Schieffer and John Roos.
We are honored to have been invited to this historic address, and look forward to assisting in building this friendship between our two nations.