Japan

People with masks standing behind boxes (© Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. and partners in East Asia lead on COVID-19

Democratic governments in East Asia have set an example for the world by contributing goods and scientific expertise to people worldwide.
Silhouette view of people standing on infrastructure (© yuttana Contributor Studio/Shutterstock)

What is the Blue Dot Network for infrastructure financing?

When communities and investors see an infrastructure project is part of the Blue Dot Network, they know it meets high standards of quality and transparency.
Painting showing boy sitting in tree by mountain (© Katsushika Hokusai/Freer|Sackler Gallery of Art)

Hokusai: ‘Mad about painting’ exhibition in Washington

Japanese master artist Hokusai was a "man mad about painting." And a new exhibition at the Freer Gallery shows how brilliant an obsession it was.
Words in box and drawing of manacled woman (© Tomomi Shimizu)

Japanese manga comic tells story of Uyghur oppression

Japanese manga artist's short comic telling the story of one Uyghur woman's experience in the Chinese internment camps has gone viral.
Military members holding briefing (U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sergeant Jordan E. Gilbert)

Yama Sakura 77: U.S. and Japan’s annual military drill

Learn more about Yama Sakura, the main military exercise conducted every year between U.S. forces and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.
Images depicting products included in U.S.-Japan trade deal (State Dept.)

U.S. and Japan agree on trade terms

The United States and Japan, which together make up 30% of the world's economy, reached a preliminary trade deal at the United Nations.
Three people shaking hands (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

Australia, Japan and U.S. work toward maritime security

The three countries announced that they are committed to increasing the presence of maritime law enforcement in the Indo-Pacific region.
Donald Trump and Shinzō Abe standing at lecterns (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.-Japan diplomatic history

For almost 70 years, Japan and the United States have been close allies, cooperating on many issues. Here's a timeline of the U.S.-Japan partnership.
Four men seated and talking (© Eugene Hoshiko/AP Images)

At Japan summit, Pompeo joining Trump to advance security and trade

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives June 27 at the Group of 20 Leaders' Summit with a full schedule during his two-day stay.