Ambassador Hagerty Visits Sendai

Ambassador Bill Hagerty visited Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture on Dec 7. He observed the Yama Sakura exercise, an annual command post exercise by the U.S. Military and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

Then, after meeting with regional business leaders, Ambassador Hagerty visited the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry’s Tohoku Disaster Management Center to receive a briefing on the civilian response to the 3.11 disasters and update on reconstruction. He capped off the trip by paying a courtesy call to Miyagi Governor Yoshihiro Murai.