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U.S.-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program

23rd Japanese Diet Delegation to the United States
March 18-22, 2001

The 2001 Diet delegation visited Washington, D.C. for a series of meetings with top politicians, policymakers, analysts, and journalists, then traveled to Seattle, Washington, to learn about the U.S. aviation and IT industries. The trip included visits with Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense; Senator Craig Thomas, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Representative Jim Leach, Chairman of the House International Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, and staff of the National Security Council; and experts on security policy and international economics at Washington think tanks.

•Program report

Participants

Members of House of Representatives

Ichiro Aisawa Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Yukio Edano Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)
Kazuhiro Haraguchi Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)
Tatsuya Ito Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Hakubun Shimomura Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Taiichi Shiraho New Komeito
Takuya Tasso Liberal Party

Observer

Arata Takebe Assistant to Tsutomu Takebe, Member of House of Representatives, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)