(The Rafu Shimpo) Ten Japanese Americans from across the United States had the rare opportunity to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on March 15 to discuss issues pertinent to the U.S.-Japan bilateral relationship as a part of the 2013 Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) program.
The delegates and U.S.-Japan Council President Irene Hirano Inouye shared that Americans continue to support the rebuilding and revitalization of Tohoku and that the events of March 11, 2011 have not been forgotten. They also described the purpose of the trip as building people-to-people relationships with Japanese leaders from all sectors of society in...
(The Rafu Shimpo) Irene Hirano, president of the U.S.-Japan Council, issued the following statement on Monday, the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
“Two years ago today, Japan suffered enormous tragedy. On the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, we remember the loss, but also recognize the progress made towards recovery and the strength and determination of the people of the Tohoku region."
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