Readout of the Vice President’s Call with Masahiko Komura, Vice President of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party
by The White House
The Vice President spoke today with Masahiko Komura, Vice President of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party. They agreed that Prime Minister Abe’s official visit to Washington on April 28 was an opportunity to celebrate the U.S.-Japan alliance and its contributions to regional and global peace and security. They also agreed on the importance of concluding the revision of U.S.-Japan defense guidelines and bilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, including resolving differences on autos and agriculture, as soon as possible.