Senior Editor, Digital Content, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
February 11, 2017
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reaffirmed the strong United States-Japan economic relationship in a visit to the U.S. Chamber.
“I wish to firmly build a relationship of trust at the leaders level with my visit to the U.S. and to show to our people and the world the unwavering alliance between Japan and the US,” Abe said at a roundtable discussion with U.S. business leaders.
Japan is one of the United States’ most-important trading partners. It’s the third-largest economy and the fourth-largest export market for U.S. goods. In addition, Japanese companies have invested more than $410 billion here in the U.S., supporting over 840,000 jobs.
In remarks at the event, U.S. Chamber CEO Tom Donohue reiterated the importance of commercial ties and noted, “Our partnership goes beyond the goods and services we trade and the investments we make in one another’s economies,” adding:
After his stop at the U.S. Chamber, Prime Minister Abe met with President Donald Trump for a two-day summit.
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Sean writes about public policies affecting businesses including energy, health care, and regulations. When not battling those making it harder for free enterprise to succeed, he raves about all things Wisconsin (his home state) and religiously follows the Green Bay Packers.