|Japanese and US Leaders Agree to Further Strengthen Alliance
In their first summit, held at the White House the morning of November 16, Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda and U.S. President George W. Bush agreed to further strengthen the Japan-US alliance. Prime Minister Fukuda called their partnership "the cornerstone of Japan's security and the foundation of peace and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region."
|Ambassador Sakurai Visits Delawares
On November 29th Ambassador Sakurai visited Delaware, one of the six states in the jurisdiction of the Consulate. It was his first visit to the "First State". He met with Governor Ruth Ann Minner in Wilmington, Delaware's largest city, to exchange views on various issues, including foreign investment in the state and the management of Delaware state government.
|Smooth as Melting Snow: The Akita Sake & Products Fair”
On November 9th, the Consulate co-hosted the Akita Sake & Products Fair with the Akita Sake Club at the Ambassador's official residence. The Akita Sake Club was established by Mr. Masatoshi Yamamoto and other natives of Akita in 2006 to introduce Akita's sakes, delicacies, and crafts to the people in the New York metropolitan area.