Free Trial

US Congressional Delegation To Visit Japan Next Week


Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is planning to lead a bipartisan congressional delegation (CODEL) to Japan next week to discuss heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Hagerty will meet with government and business leaders in Japan ‘to further strengthen the strong alliance between the US and Japan, as well as to hear directly from these leaders about the ongoing challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, including North Korea’s escalating provocations and Communist China’s continued threats toward Taiwan.’
  • Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and John Cornyn (R-TX) will also join the CODEL.
  • The announcement comes as another CODEL to the region led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been cancelled following Pelosi's positive COVID-19 test. Pelosi's trip, reportedly, had planned a stop in Taiwan which sparked a heated diplomatic exchange with Beijing.
  • There has been no suggestion yet that Hargety's CODEL will visit Taiwan.

To read the full story



MNI is the leading provider

of intelligence and analysis on the Global Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange and Energy markets. We use an innovative combination of real-time analysis, deep fundamental research and journalism to provide unique and actionable insights for traders and investors. Our "All signal, no noise" approach drives an intelligence service that is succinct and timely, which is highly regarded by our time constrained client base.

Our Head Office is in London with offices in Chicago, Washington and Beijing, as well as an on the ground presence in other major financial centres across the world.