Governor Brown to Meet With Prime Minister of Japan in San Francisco Tonight


SAN FRANCISCO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown will meet with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and other Japanese government officials tonight in San Francisco. The Governor and the First Lady will later attend a dinner with the Prime Minister and First Lady of Japan Akie Abe hosted by entrepreneur Ari Horie.

**NOTE: Media coverage of tonight’s events will be pooled. AP’s print story and photos will be on the wire and KCBS will provide audio to other radio outlets after the event concludes. There will not be video footage. For more information, after 9:00 p.m. tonight, Thursday, April, 30, 2015, other credentialed reporters can contact:
Photos: AP, Jeff Chiu at
Print: AP, Olga Rodriguez at
Radio: KCBS, Doug Sovern at or 510-333-7887.

Last September, Governor Brown signed an agreement with Japan’s Ambassador to the United States Kenichiro Sasae to further cooperation between Japan and California on climate change, renewable energy, trade and investment, zero-emission vehicles, high-speed rail and water.

The agreement calls for the two entities to collaborate on technologies that will support California’s goal of having 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025, as well as innovation related to high-speed rail, water conservation and renewable energy. In 2013, Governor Brown met with Osaka Governor Ichiro Matsui and signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation between California and its sister-state in Japan on clean energy, environmental protection, tourism and other areas.