Former Prime Minister of Japan Assassinated

Shinzo Abe was shot while giving a speech. Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated on Friday during a campaign speech in the city of Nara. Japan’s…

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President Commits $200B to Global Infrastructure Plan

Plan would counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative.  President Biden is meeting with the G7 nations in Germany. He announced the launch of a partnership for global infrastructure,…

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Deputy Secretary of State to Travel to Pacific

Will visit Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Laos. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman will be traveling throughout South East Asia from June 5 to 14.…

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Russia and China Hold Joint Drill

Display of military airpower occurred during President Biden’s trip to Japan.  On Tuesday, during President Biden’s trip to Asia, Russia and China flew a joint military exercise that…

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President Meets with Indo-Pacific Leaders

Russian invasion of Ukraine a key topic.  President Biden met with the leaders of Japan, Australia, and India for a second in-person summit of the Indo-Pacific Quad countries. While…

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Treasury Secretary Expects EU to Further Aid Ukraine

Secretary Yellen attends bank meetings Thursday and Friday. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen traveled to Germany and Poland this week to meet with G7 finance ministers and central bank…

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President Takes Four-Day Trip to Asia

South Korea and Japan are on his schedule.  President Joe Biden departed Thursday on his first trip to Asia since taking office. His four-day trip that includes Seoul,…

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Pentagon Confirms North Korea Missile Launch

South Korea and Japan alerted globe to the event. A week ago, Japanese and South Korean officials said that North Korea launched a missile into the Sea of…

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Treasury Secretary Convenes Global Finance Meeting

Recommits increasing infrastructure investments in developing countries. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen brought together leaders of multilateral development banks (MDBs) last week to discuss how to increase…

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Commerce Secretary Announces Global CBPR Forum

Several nations collaborate to address global privacy. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced last week the establishment of the Global Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) Forum. Canada, Japan,…

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