Ambassador John V. Roos to Attend the June 23 Irei no Hi Ceremony in Okinawa

June 21, 2013

Ambassador John V. Roos will represent the United States of America at the Irei no Hi ceremony in Okinawa on June 23, 2013.

The Ambassador commented, "I am honored to be able to attend this important ceremony. One of my main priorities as the U.S. Ambassador is to further strengthen and expand the bonds of friendship between the people of Okinawa and the people of the United States. Having had the opportunity to visit Okinawa on numerous occasions, I feel a special connection to the people of these remarkable islands, and I look forward to continuing to develop a broad range of cultural, educational, and economic ties between Americans and Okinawans."