Ambassador Hagerty’s Statement on the Passing of Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga

I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family of Governor Onaga, his government colleagues, and the people of Okinawa.

We are grateful for Governor Onaga’s contributions to our relationship with Japan, and we deeply value our work with him on issues of importance to the people of Okinawa over the years. He was always a friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the people of Okinawa during this difficult time.