US - Japan

Chronology from Jan 2020 to May 2020

: Navy officials recommend the reinstatement of Capt. Crozier.

: Trump announces plan to suspend immigration to the US.

: Trump encourages protests against social distancing restrictions in some US states.

: Abe and Trump attend the G7 Summit by video conference.

: Abe declares nationwide state of emergency.

: US Forces Japan declares a Japan-wide public health emergency.

: Trump announces that he will cut off funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) over its response to COVID-19.

: Modly resigns as Acting Secretary of the Navy.

: Abe declares a state of emergency over COVID-19 for one month beginning April 7 in Tokyo, Osaka, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Hyogo, and Fukuoka prefectures.

: US Forces Japan declares a public health emergency for the Kanto region.

: Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly travels to Guam to explain his removal of Capt. Crozier to the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

: Capt. Crozier is removed from command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

: Abe announces plan to send two masks to every household amid growing concerns over shortages.

: A letter from Capt. Brett Crozier, captain of aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, to Navy officials pleading for help with COVID-19 cases aboard his ship is published by the San Francisco Chronicle.

: Trump signs a $2 trillion stimulus package into law in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

: Japan enacts entry restrictions on travelers from the United States.

: Trump and Abe attend the G20 Summit by video conference.

: Pompeo and Motegi attend the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting by video conference.

: First US Forces Japan active duty member tests positive for COVID-19.

: Trump and Abe speak by telephone about the Tokyo Olympics and COVID-19.

: Japan and the International Olympic Committee agree to postpone the Olympic Games until 2021.

: Australia announces that it will not attend the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

: United States and Japan expand access for US and Japanese air carriers to fly between the United States and Tokyo’s Haneda airport.

: Canada announces that it will not attend the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

: Motegi and Pompeo speak by telephone about COVID-19.

: Trump and Abe attend G7 Summit by video conference. Leaders’ Statement.

: Trump declares national emergency over the COVID-19 outbreak.

: Pompeo and Motegi hold a US-Japan Summit Telephone Talk on COVID-19.

: Japan revises existing law to allow Abe to declare a state of emergency for the COVID-19 outbreak.

: Japan adopts a 1 trillion yen ($9.6 billion) stimulus package to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

: Japan implements two-week quarantine and travel restrictions for visitors from China and South Korea.

: United States enacts an emergency spending package to combat the spread of COVID-19.

: A report by SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. projects that cancelling the Olympic Games will reduce Japan’s annual GDP by 1.4%.

: Japanese government announces postponement of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Japan.

: CDC lifts all federal restrictions on testing for COVID-19.

: Final Diamond Princess crew members disembark from the cruise ship.

: Princess Cruises reports that all guests have disembarked from the Diamond Princess.

: Governor of Hokkaido Naomichi Suzuki declares a state of emergency over coronavirus.

: Abe asks all elementary, junior high, and high schools nationwide to close through the end of spring break in early April.

: White House asks Congress for $1.25 billion in emergency funds to fight COVID-19.

: Disembarkation begins for passengers confirmed as not being infected on the Diamond Princess.

: Japanese epidemiologist Iwata Kentaro (Kobe University) posts a YouTube video criticizing unacceptable quarantine practices onboard the Diamond Princess.

: Two charter flights carrying passengers from the Diamond Princess depart Tokyo for the United States.

: Emperor of Japan cancels his birthday celebration.

: US Embassy in Japan announces that the US government will charter an aircraft to evacuate its citizens off the Diamond Princess. CDC Statement.

: Pompeo, Motegi, and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang hold a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

: Trump is acquitted of two impeachment charges by the Senate.

: Authorities extend the quarantine for the Diamond Princess by 14 days after 10 people onboard test positive for COVID-19.

: US Forces Japan implements a 14-day quarantine for people returning from China.

: The Diamond Princess docks off Daikaku Pier in Yokohama Port and is immediately quarantined.

: Diamond Princess cruise ship stops in Naha, Okinawa, and completes a short quarantine before departing for Yokohama.

: Hong Kong government announces that a passenger on the Diamond Princess who disembarked on Jan. 25 has tested positive for COVID-19.

: President Trump enacts travel restrictions on foreign nationals who had visited China in the past 14 days.

: Prime Minister Abe Shinzo announces ban on entering Japan for foreign nationals from China’s Hubei province.

: WHO declares a global health emergency over the COVID-19 outbreak.

: Joint meeting of Japan-United States Strategic Energy Partnership is held in Washington, DC. Joint Statement.

: United States confirms its first case of COVID-19.

: Motegi, Kono, Pompeo, and Esper issue a joint statement to mark the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States.

: Japan confirms its first case of COVID-19.

: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu in Palo Alto, CA

: Secretary of State Pompeo, Foreign Minister Motegi, and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha hold a trilateral meeting in Palo Alto, CA.

: Secretary of Defense Mark Esper meets Defense Minister Kono Taro at the Pentagon.

: United States, Japan, and Mongolia hold trilateral meeting in Washington, DC. Joint Statement.

: Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun meets with National Security Secretariat Secretary General Kitamura Shigeru in Washington, DC.

: United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), which consolidates OPIC and USAID’s Development Credit Authority, officially begins operations.

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