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US-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program

Welcome Reception in Honor of Leaders from the National Diet of Japan
April 30, 2015

On April 30, JCIE together with six other organizations that are currently operating or funding US-Japan legislative exchanges co-hosted a reception at the US Capitol to welcome 15 visiting Diet members to Washington. The gathering attracted about 160 leaders in US-Japan relations, including members of Congress, government officials, business executives, NGO leaders, and others. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and State Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura spoke briefly about the importance of strengthening ties between the Diet and the US Congress.


State Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura

Senator Mazie Hirono

Senator Lisa Murkowski


In addition to JCIE, the reception was co-organized by The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, the Japan-US Friendship Commission (JUSFC), the US-Japan Council, the US-Japan-South Korea Legislative Exchange Program at The George Washington University, the Congressional Study Group on Japan, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, and the US-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (US CULCON).

Remarks:
Hon. Mazie HironoMember, US Senate
Hon. Lisa MurkowskiMember, US Senate
Hon. Yasutoshi NishimuraState Minister of the Cabinet Office of Japan

Guests of Honor
Hon. Tomoko AbeMember, House of Representatives
Hon. Keiichiro AsaoMember, House of Representatives
Hon. Kuniko InoguchiMember, House of Councillors
Hon. Katsuyuki KawaiMember, House of Representatives
Hon. Shuhei KishimotoMember, House of Councillors
Hon. Maskako MoriMember, House of Councillors
Hon. Akihisa NagashimaMember, House of Representatives
Hon. Masaharu NakagawaMember, House of Representatives
Hon. Yasutoshi NishimuraState Minister, Cabinet Office
Hon. Keitaro OhnoMember, House of Representatives
Hon. Masahiko ShibayamaMember, House of Representatives
Hon. Yuichiro TamakiMember, House of Representatives
Hon. Kiyohiko ToyamaMember, House of Representatives
Hon. Kozo YamamotoMember, House of Representatives
Hon. Misako YasuiMember, House of Councillors