May 4, 2015 –
On April 30, 2015 Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke about the importance of the U.S.-Japan relationship and JUSFC’s support of legislative exchanges at a reception on Capitol Hill honoring visiting Japanese Diet Members as well as Members of the U.S. Congress. The reception was co-hosted by U.S.-Japan related organizations, including the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission/CULCON, the Japan Center for International Exchange and the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. More than 180 guests attended, including 15 Diet members, five Members of Congress, including Representatives DeGette and Bordallo, and Senators Lisa Murkowski, Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Dan Sullivan (R-AK).