JapanPrime Minister Fumio Kishida has begun coordination work for a visit to the United States in the spring of 2024.Kishida has recently wonbidenThe President has been invited to visit the United States as a state guest and will evaluate whether to deliver a speech to the US Congress.
Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported that Kishida would hold talks with Biden on deepening ties between Japan and the United States in broad areas such as security, economy and mutual exchanges.
Kishida spoke with Biden during his recent visit to San Francisco. Biden expressed at the time that he would treat Kishida as a state guest and hoped to visit the United States in early 2024.
State guest is the most hospitable welcome extended by a government to foreign heads of state and others. Kishida will seek an opportune time to visit the United States from March to April 2024, paying attention to the schedule of the Japanese Congress to review the 2024 general budget.
If the visit goes smoothly, Kishida will succeed the then-prime minister in 2015.heyAfter Shinzo, another Japanese prime minister visited the United States as a state guest. Japanese prime ministers who have addressed the US Congress in the past include Shinzo Abe, Shigeru Yoshida, Nobusuke Kishi, and Yuto Ikeda.