Delegation of JA Leaders Meet with Prime Minister Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses the 2018 Japanese American Leadership Delegation in Tokyo.

TOKYO – The 2018 Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) met with Prime Minister Abe on March 5 to discuss issues pertinent to the U.S.-Japan bilateral relationship.

Abe welcomed the ten-member delegation and thanked U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) President Irene Hirano Inouye for demonstrating continued support for Japan. The prime minister also emphasized that this was the 150th anniversary since Japanese immigrants first arrived in Hawaii, and expressed his joy that this year’s delegates would visit Yamaguchi, his home prefecture.