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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel on Passage of the FY22 Budget
March 22, 2022

Congratulations to Prime Minister Kishida and the Diet on passing the FY22 budget. Budgets are more than just numbers; they represent our values. This budget invests in the Japanese people and puts people first. It is the first of hopefully many down payments on the Prime Minister’s New Capitalism vision and responsibly leverages Japan’s resources to build the potential of all its citizens.

The new budget will advance U.S.-Japan cooperation in several critical areas, including national security, overseas development finance, pandemic response and recovery, and critical research and development in the most promising fields of AI and quantum physics.