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JUSFC-Thomas S. Foley Legislative Exchange Kicks Off in Tokyo
February 23, 2017
This week U.S. Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI5) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX20) arrived in Tokyo for the start of the first Asia trip under the new Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) Thomas S. Foley Legislative Exchange.
The first day of the exchange began with a meeting with representatives of the Japanese media, followed by a lunch for U.S. and Japanese business representatives co-hosted with the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. Representatives Sensenbrenner and Castro then joined other visiting U.S. lawmakers for a U.S. Embassy Tokyo briefing and a meeting with Prime Minister Abe.
Their final meeting of the day was with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike. The U.S. legislators participated in a bilateral session with Diet members in Tokyo February 21 and then traveled to Seoul for a February 22 trilateral session with Diet and National Assembly members.