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.
: 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.