March 27, 2018

Senator Elizabeth Warren Visits Japan

In First Stop on CODEL Trip to Asia Pacific, Warren Meets with Japanese Govt. Officials, U.S. Military, and State Dept. Officials

Washington, DC – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today shared the following on Twitter during her visit to Japan, the first stop on her Congressional Delegation trip to the Asia Pacific region this week.

During her visit, Senator Warren met with the following Japanese government officials:

  • Secretary-General of the National Security Secretariat Shotaro Yachi
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Tar? K?no
  • State Minister of Defense Tomohiro Yamamoto

Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren I've spent the last few days in Japan, meeting with Japanese government officials, and our US military and State Department officials. Our strong US-Japan alliance is critical to regional security, and our commitment to Japan's defense is ironclad.

Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren I had a meaningful visit to the USS Ronald Reagan and met its crew, who proudly represent the United States in the Pacific. We had lunch in the mess and discussed how Congress can better assist our sailors and their families.

Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren Sullivans Elementary on Yokosuka Naval Base is the largest school in the DOD system. I met their principal, support staff, & even got to stop at a classroom to giggle & make funny faces. When our service members live abroad, they and their families make tremendous sacrifices.

Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren The men & women at US Embassy Tokyo are extraordinary. Our Foreign Service Officers are the face of the US to foreign governments and people all over the world. I was glad to meet with them, and the Marine Security Guards who protect them, to thank them for their service.

Elizabeth Warren @SenWarren I visited Hie Shrine in Tokyo, a traditional Shinto shrine, where I learned more about Japanese religious culture. And with the cherry blossoms in full bloom, the city is beautiful. I've had a wonderful time and was honored to be back in Japan for the first time in many years.