Japan-U.S. Summit Meeting
June 27, 2022
On June 27, afternoon (local time; night on the same day, Japan time), Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, who is visiting Germany to attend the G7 Elmau Summit, briefly held a Japan-U.S. Summit Meeting with the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., President of the United States of America. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- Prime Minsiter Kishida emphasized the significance of the President Biden’s visit to Japan in May. The two leaders confirmed their commitment to continue close coordination toward further strengthening the Japan-U.S. Alliance and realizing a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”.
- The two leaders concurred in working together for the success of the Japan-U.S. Economic Policy Consultative Committee (the Economic “2+2”) at the Ministerial level to be held in July.
- The two leaders confirmed their commitment to continue close coordination regarding their response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. In this regard, the two leaders also discussed responses to rising oil prices, such as putting a price cap on Russian oil.