SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown met with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, First Lady of Japan Akie Abe and Japanese government officials tonight in San Francisco and later joined them at a dinner hosted by entrepreneur Ari Horie.
The Governor and Prime Minister discussed a variety of subjects including climate change, high-speed rail and further strengthening California’s long-standing ties with Japan.
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.
Photos captions can be found below:
1.) Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown welcome Prime Minister Abe
2.) Governor Brown, First Lady Anne Gust Brown and Prime Minister Abe view high-speed rail simulator
3.) Governor Brown and Prime Minister Abe
4.) Governor Brown and Prime Minister Abe
5.) Governor Brown toasts Prime Minister Abe
Photo Credit: Joe McHugh, California Highway Patrol. For high resolution copies of these photos, please contact Danella Debel, Office of the Governor at Danella.Debel@gov.ca.gov.