Over 50 years of US / Japan Relations


From governors to top executives at leading companies in both America and Japan, the Midwest US Japan Conference serves as a unique venue for bringing together political and business leaders to foster business relations.

Midwest Governors Meet with Amb Rahm Emanuel at Amb Residence, Sept 10th
( Gov Kelly-KS, Lt. Gov Stratton-IL, Gov Whitmer-MI, Lt Gov Flanagan-MN, Gov Holcomb-IN, Gov Pillen-NE, Gov Walz-MN, Amb Emanuel )
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.

The members of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association express deep condolences with our friends in Japan over the devastating and tragic loss of Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe.

Shinzo Abe was the longest serving Prime Minister in the history of Japan. As Prime Minister, he strengthened Japan-US relations through national security legislation and the Free and Open Indo-Pacific strategy. He was one of the greatest leaders in our postwar history.

We are all stronger due to Abe’s contributions to peace.

Gordon Dobie