On November 14, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kiyoto Tsuji received a courtesy call from Governor of the State of Hawaii Josh Green and Rep. Scott Saiki, Speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives during their visit to Japan.
A summary is as follows:
1. At the beginning of the meeting, State Minister Tsuji welcomed Governor Green to Japan and expressed his sympathy to the victims of the August wildfires.
2. State Minister Tsuji also expressed his hope that the exchange programs between Japan and Hawaii will help Maui's recovery progress quickly, noting that Japan and Hawaii have a long history of friendly relations and a wide range of active exchanges.
3. They also discussed cooperation between Japan and Hawaii in the field of tourism, as well as regional situations.