Treasury Secretary Geithner Meets With Japanese Leaders
Jan. 13 - Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner visited Japan Jan. 12. During his visit, the Secretary met separately with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Finance Minister Jun Azumi, and Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa. The leaders discussed the state of the global economy, bilateral economic issues of mutual importance, and the continued coordination with international partners in the region to increase pressure on the government of Iran, including financial measures targeting the Central Bank of Iran.
Secretary Geithner also held a joint press conference with Minister Azumi at the Ministry of Finance. During the joint press conference, the Secretary noted that "Japan is a vital security and economic ally of the United States in the world's most dynamic economic region. Japan is a critical player in every significant global economic and financial issue we face. We have a very close working relationship with the Finance Ministry and Japan's economic authorities. We value very much this long tradition of partnership and cooperation."