In a commemorative video, Ambassador Bill Hagerty reflected on the history of U.S.-Japan ties during the Heisei Era, and he welcomed the new Reiwa Era with great hopes for the future.
Ambassador Hagerty said, “During the past three decades, our countries have worked together to build the closest, most important relationship shared by any two nations in the world. I’m delighted to join my friends and partners across Japan in welcoming the dawn of the Reiwa Era.”
- See full video
- Timeline of U.S.-Japan Diplomatic History (via Share.America.gov)
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