Chronologies

US - Japan

Chronology from Jan 2023 to May 2023


: FM Hayashi and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo speak by telephone.

: Prime Minister Kishida meets with Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin in Tokyo.

: President Biden meets with South Korean President Yoon in Washington, DC.

: Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks and Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl meet with Vice-Minister of Defense Suzuki Atsuo at the Pentagon.

: Prime Minister Kishida meets Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in Tokyo.

: Foreign Minister Hayashi meets with DeSantis in Tokyo.

: Japan holds second round of the unified local elections and by-elections for five seats in the national Parliament.

: FM Hayashi meets with US Trade Representative Katherine Tai in Tokyo.

: US First Lady Jill Biden meets Japanese First Lady Kishida Yuko in Washington, DC.

: Prime Minister Kishida meets with Secretary of State Blinken in Tokyo.

: FM Hayashi and Secretary Blinken meet on sidelines of the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Communique.

: Prime Minister Kishida meets US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry in Tokyo.

: Japan and South Korea hold bilateral security dialogue for the first time in five years.

: G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is held in Karuizawa, Nagano.

: A suspect is arrested after allegedly throwing an explosive device at Prime Minister Kishida in an assassination attempt.

: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Ely Ratner, Director General for Defense Policy Masuda Kazuo, and Korean Deputy Minister for National Defense Policy Heo Tae-kun hold the 13th Defense Trilateral Talks in Washington, DC.

: US, Japan, Australia, and India hold the Quad Cyber Challenge.

: Japan holds the first round of the unified local elections.

: US Special Representative for the DPRK Sung Kim, Japanese Director-General of the Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Takehiro Funakoshi, and South Korean Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Kim Gunn meet in Seoul.

: US, Japan, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam release the Japan-US-Mekong Power Partnership (JUMPP) Action Plan at the Friends of the Mekong Senior Officials Meeting in Vientiane.

: Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter with 10 personnel aboard crashes into waters near Okinawa.

: Japan announces it will offer Overseas Security Assistance (OSA) to help countries boost their defenses, with Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu saying the first recipients are likely to include the Philippines, Malaysia, Bangladesh, or Fiji.

: FM Hayashi meets with Colorado Gov. Jared Polis in Tokyo.

: Media reports suggest the US, Japan, and Philippines plan to create a trilateral framework involving their national security advisers.

: Prime Minister Kishida visits Ukraine to meet President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

: G7 foreign ministers release a statement on the launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea.

: Prime Minister Kishida meets with Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol in Tokyo.

: VFM Affairs Mori and Deputy Secretary of State Sherman speak by telephone.

: Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry hosts a virtual ministerial meeting of the Major Economies Forum (MEF) on energy and climate.

: Japan participates as observer for the first time in the annual US-Philippines Salaknib Exercises.

: 13th US-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy is hosted in hybrid format by the US.

: Secretary of State Blinken, FM Hayashi, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong, and Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar hold a US-Japan-Australia-India (Quad) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in New Delhi, India.

: Secretary of State Blinken and FM Hayashi meet on the sidelines of the US-Japan-Australia-India (Quad) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in New Delhi, India.

: Newspaper reports suggest Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) plans to construct a second chipmaking plant in Japan in southwestern Kumamoto.

: FM Hayashi meets with US Sen. Tammy Duckworth in Tokyo.

: Prime Minister Kishida meets US Congressional Study Group of Japan in Tokyo.

: G7 Foreign Ministers meet in Munich, Germany.

: Secretary of State Blinken, FM Hayashi, and South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin meet on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

: Deputy Secretary Sherman and Vice FM Mori meet in Washington, DC.

: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Mori Takeo, and South Korean First Vice Minister Cho Hyundong meet in Washington, DC. Joint Statement.

: Japan and the US hold the inaugural US-Japan Strategic Dialogue on Democratic Resilience in Tokyo.

: US, Japan, Australia, and India announce the Quad Cyber Challenge.

: Japan and the Netherlands agree to join the US in barring some shipments of their chip technology to China.

: President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida meet in Washington, DC. Joint Statement.

: Vice-ministerial meeting of the Japan-US Economic Policy Consultative Committee (Economic 2+2) is held in Washington, DC.

: US and Japan sign the US-Japan Space Cooperation Framework Agreement at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

: US and Japan host fifth Indo-Pacific Business Forum in a hybrid format in Tokyo.

: Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa, and Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada hold a US-Japan Security Consultative Committee (2+2) Meeting in Washington, DC. Joint Statement.

: Secretary Blinken and FM Hayashi meet on the sidelines of the US-Japan Security Consultative Committee.

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