Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso welcomed the Japanese American Leadership Delegation in his office on March 3. He expressed to the delegation the importance of the U.S. and Japan alliance as a cornerstone of security for all of East Asia.
The Japanese American Leadership Delegation program promotes the value of sustained relationships as a critical factor in assuring the long-term success of U.S.–Japan relations.
Elaine Ikoma Ko is this year’s delegate from Seattle. She is the director of the Office of Social Responsibility for the Port of Seattle.