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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel on the "Alaska LNG Summit"
October 24, 2022

Today, the United States and Japan took a significant step forward in achieving energy security for both our countries by convening the “Alaska LNG Summit.”

I was pleased to join Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan and Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy; senior officials from the U.S. State Department including Senior Advisor for Energy Security Amos Hochstein; representatives from the Government of Japan, including the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC); and industry leaders from both countries to discuss how Alaska LNG can provide stable, sustainable, and affordable energy sources to Japan, including future possibilities for low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia production utilizing carbon capture and sequestration.

Energy security is one of the fundamental pillars of global economics and geopolitics. Japan’s energy needs into the future are more secure and more reliable with allies and friends rather than adversaries. I look forward to continued collaboration and discussions to achieve our shared goals – and to realize a better energy future for the citizens of the United States and Japan.