WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta welcomed Katsunobu Kato, Japan’s Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, to the U.S. Department of Labor today to discuss bilateral cooperation and sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) that promotes further collaboration between the United States and Japan on labor and employment issues. Secretary Acosta and Minister Kato also discussed Japan’s labor priorities in advance of Japan assuming the G20 presidency.
“Today’s meeting provided an opportunity to further strengthen bilateral cooperation between the United States and Japan,” said Secretary Acosta. “Through the Memorandum of Cooperation, our two countries will deepen our dialogue on programs and policies to close skills gaps and support the creation of family-sustaining jobs. We will also coordinate our efforts to combat child labor and forced labor around the world, working to level the global playing field.”
The meeting held today follows the April 2018 summit between President Donald J. Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzō Abe