U.S.-Japan Resource Library

Sasakawa USA’s research fellows have curated a list of documents that are key to the U.S.-Japan relationship, from its inception to today. These treaties, articles, laws and statements have helped build and shape the tenor of that relationship.

We hope this U.S.-Japan Resource Library will help others build upon their knowledge of bilateral relations between the U.S. and Japan. Click on each document title to view the original.
 

Core Foundational Documents
U.S. Military Bases in Japan
Security and Foreign Affairs
Economics and Trade
Common Challenges
Additional Resources

Dwight D. Eisenhower, "Joint Statement Following Discussions With Prime Minister Yoshida of Japan" (1954)
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, "Protocol providing for the accession of Japan" (1955)
John F. Kennedy, "Remarks at a luncheon in honor of Japanese trade delegation" (1962)
Richard M. Nixon, "Statement about textile imports from Japan" (1971)
Richard M. Nixon, "Address to the nation outlining a new economic policy: 'The challenge of peace'" (1971)
Richard M. Nixon, "Joint Communique following discussions with Prime Minister Tanaka of Japan" (1973)
Miki Takeo, "Remarks at the First G-7 Summit" (Japanese) (1975)
Declaration of Rambouillet, First G-7 Summit (1975)
Memorandum of Conversation: Summary of President's Meeting with Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda (1978)
Bonn Declaration, G-7 Summit (1978)
Ronald Reagan, "Joint Communique following discussions with Prime Minister Zenko Suzuki of Japan," (1981)
Announcement of the Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors of France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Plaza Accord) (1985)
Ronald Reagan, "Statement on the Japan-US Semiconductor Trade Agreement" (1986)
Statement of the G6 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (Louvre Accord) (1987)
Ronald Reagan, "Statement on the Japan-US Semiconductor Trade Agreement" (1987)
Ronald Reagan, "Statement on tariff increases on Japanese semiconductor products" (1987)
George H.W. Bush, "Statement on US action against foreign trade barriers" (1989)
Joint Statement on the US-Japan Framework for a New Economic Partnership (1993)
Final Conclusion and Overview of the Japan-United States Autos and Auto Parts Consultations (1995)
Administrative Agreement under Article III of the Security Treaty between the United States of America and Japan (1952)
Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States of America (1960)
Exchanged Notes, Regarding the Implementation of Article VI of Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States of America (1960)
Joint Statement of Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato and U.S. President Richard Nixon (1969)
Japan-U.S. Acquisition and Cross-Serving Agreement (ACSA)(1996; amended in 1998, 2004)
Joint Statement on the US-Japan Enhanced Initiative on Deregulation and Competition Policy under the US-Japan Framework for a New Economic Partnership (1997)
U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee: Joint Statement Completion of the Review of the Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation (1997)
Joint Statement, Security Consultative Committee (2000)
Joint Statement, U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee (2002)
Security Consultative Committee: U.S.-Japan Alliance: Transformation and Realignment for the Future (2005)
Joint Statement, U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee (2005)
Exchange of Notes concerning the Cooperation on Ballistic Missile Defense between the Government of Japan and the Government of the United States of America (2006)
Exchange of Notes concerning the Transfer of Arms and Military Technologies to the United States of America (2006)
Joint Statement, Security Consultative Committee (2006)
Alliance Transformation: Advancing United States-Japan Security and Defense Cooperation, Joint Statement of the Security Consultative Committee (2007)
Japan-U.S. General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) (2007)
Joint Statement of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee (2010)
Joint Statement of the Security Consultative Committee: Toward a Deeper and Broader U.S.-Japan Alliance: Building on 50 Years of Partnership (2011)
Joint Statement of the Security Consultative Committee: AStronger Alliance for a Dynamic Security Environment (2015)

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