ICYMI: Hirono Reaffirms Hawaii’s Strategic Role in Indo-Asia-Pacific
Following President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s joint press conference, Senator Mazie K. Hirono joined CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to discuss the U.S. alliance with Japan and U.S. strategic interests in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.
“[It’s] very clear how important our friendship and alliance is with Japan. Of course, Hawaii has a big role to play with our bases and other resources in the Indo-Asia-Pacific arena. So that was really good news.
“[The President] says a lot of things. He tweets a lot. And he had earlier criticized Japan for not doing enough for our mutual defense, but today he made it very plain that we will go forward and work very closely.”
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