Leaders meet strengthen Japan-American ties

BY JULIAN RYALL 

Japan Correspondent

TOKYO — Ten key members of the Japanese-American community have met senior government officials in Tokyo, including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, during a nine-day trip designed to reinforce personal, political and business ties across the Pacific Ocean.

The Japanese-American Leadership Delegation program is organised annually by the Washington, D.C.-based U.S.-Japan Council and this year included a visit to Yamaguchi Prefecture, in southern Japan, for a symposium examining the Japanese-American experience in a year that marks the 150th anniversary of the first emigration from Japan to . . .

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