Chronologies

US - Japan

Chronology from May 2018 to Aug 2018


: Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh travels to Tokyo to discuss the administration’s approach to trade and economic growth in the region.

: Secretary of State Pompeo and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kono speak by telephone on North Korea.

: President Trump and Prime Minister Abe speak by phone about North Korea.

: Economy Minister Motegi Toshimitsu and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer hold trade talks in Washington, DC.

: Secretary of State Pompeo, Foreign Minister Kono, and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop meet in Singapore for the eighth ministerial meeting of the Trilateral Strategic Dialogue.

: Secretary of State Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kono meet in Singapore to discuss North Korea policy.

: US, Japan, and Australia announce agreement to invest in infrastructure projects in the Indo-Pacific.

: Secretary of State Pompeo gives a speech during the Indo-Pacific Business Forum at the US Chamber of Commerce on “America’s Indo-Pacific Economic Vision.”

: US hosts trilateral cyber experts meeting with officials from Japan and South Korea.

: Sixth US-Japan Cyber Dialogue is held in Washington, DC.

: Ninth US-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy is held in Washington, DC.

: Fifth US-Japan Comprehensive Dialogue on Space is held in Tokyo.

: Prime Minister Abe meets Secretary of State Pompeo in Tokyo.

: Foreign Minister Kono and Secretary of State Pompeo meet in Tokyo.

: Foreign Minister Kono, Secretary of State Pompeo, and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang hold a trilateral meeting in Tokyo.

: Japan ratifies Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

: Prime Minister Abe meets Defense Secretary James Mattis in Tokyo.

: Defense Secretary Mattis meets Foreign Minister Kono in Tokyo.

: Second US-Japan Pacific Dialogue held at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo.

: Officials from Japan and the US hold consultations on U.S. sanctions on Iran in Tokyo. The US delegation was led by Christopher Ford, assistant secretary of State for international security and nonproliferation, while the Japanese delegation was led by Hiroshi Oka, director-general/assistant minister for foreign affairs for Middle Eastern and African affairs.

: Secretary of State Pompeo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Kono, and South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha hold a trilateral meeting in Seoul.

: Secretary of State Pompeo and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kono meet in Seoul.

: Secretary of Defense Mattis speaks by telephone with Japanese Defense Minister Onodera Itsunori about the results of the US-North Korea summit.

: President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore.

: Prime Minister Abe and President Trump speak by telephone about the outcomes of the US-North Korea summit.

: Prime Minister Abe and President Trump speak by telephone about the US-North Korea summit.

: President Trump and Prime Minister Abe attend G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Canada.

: Prime Minister Abe and President Trump hold a summit in Washington, DC.

: Senior officials from the US, Japan, Australia, and India meet in Singapore on the sidelines of the ASEAN-centered Senior Officials Meeting.

: Minister for Foreign Affairs Kono and Secretary of State Pompeo meet in Washington, D.C. to discuss the upcoming US-North Korea summit. Press Conference.

: Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announces US Pacific Command’s name will be changed to US Indo-Pacific Command.

: Prime Minister Abe and President Trump speak by telephone about the inter-Korean summit and upcoming US-North Korea summit.

: Fourth Inter-Korean summit held between South Korean President Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

: Minister for Foreign Affairs Kono Taro and Secretary of State Pompeo meet in Washington, D.C. to discuss the upcoming US-North Korea summit.

: Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton visits Japan to participate in the second annual Wall Street Journal CEO Council Conference and meets Japanese officials.

: Prime Minister Abe and President Trump speak by telephone about the upcoming US-North Korea summit.

: Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang hold a trilateral summit in Tokyo.

: President Donald Trump announces that three US citizens held in North Korea have been released and are on their way home.

: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Japan, where he gives remarks on the release of the three US citizens from North Korea at Yokota Air Base.

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