Home > 106th Congressional Bills > H.Con.Res. 419 (ih) Expressing the sense of Congress on the propriety and need for expeditious construction of the National World War II Memorial at the Rainbow Pool on the National Mall in the Nation's Capitol. [Introduced in House] ...

H.Con.Res. 419 (ih) Expressing the sense of Congress on the propriety and need for expeditious construction of the National World War II Memorial at the Rainbow Pool on the National Mall in the Nation's Capitol. [Introduced in House] ...


Google
 
Web GovRecords.org







108th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 418

 Recognizing the importance in history of the 150th anniversary of the 
  establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and 
                                 Japan.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 6, 2004

  Mr. Lantos (for himself, Mr. Leach, Mr. Faleomavaega, and Mr. Hyde) 
 submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to 
                the Committee on International Relations

_______________________________________________________________________

                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
 Recognizing the importance in history of the 150th anniversary of the 
  establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and 
                                 Japan.

Whereas over the past 150 years, the United States and Japan have developed a 
        strong, multifaceted relationship based on shared democratic values and 
        mutual interest in Asian and global stability and development;
Whereas the bilateral relationship between the United States and Japan was 
        opened by a visit by Commodore Matthew Perry to Japan in 1853, the goal 
        of which was to convince Japan to establish commercial and diplomatic 
        relations;
Whereas the first bilateral treaty between the 2 nations, the Treaty of Peace 
        and Amity between Japan and the United States, was signed by Commodore 
        Perry and Japanese representatives on March 31, 1854, in Yokohama, 
        Japan;
Whereas the Treaty of Peace and Amity signaled the end of Japan's long isolation 
        as a feudal society and set the stage for the Meiji Restoration and for 
        Japan's transformation into a modern industrial nation;
Whereas with the direct assistance of President Theodore Roosevelt, the 
        Portsmouth Peace Treaty was signed in 1905, ending the Russo-Japanese 
        War and earning President Roosevelt the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize;
Whereas as a symbol of friendship, Japan presented the United States with 3,020 
        cherry trees in 1912, which continue to blossom each year on the 
        National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia;
Whereas the people of the United States and Japan worked together after World 
        War II to reconstruct Japan and to ensure the post war emergence of 
        Japan as a beacon of democracy and economic liberalization in the Asia-
        Pacific region;
Whereas the allied security relationship between the United States and Japan was 
        launched with the signing of the Security Treaty of 1951 and further 
        solidified with the signing of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and 
        Security in 1960;
Whereas the United States and Japan, despite ongoing bilateral trade disputes, 
        have long sought to promote economic cooperation and an open global 
        trading system, and both nations serve as important and powerful markets 
        for each other with over $170,000,000,000 in bilateral trade in 2003;
Whereas the Government of Japan strongly condemned the terrorist attacks against 
        the United States that occurred on September 11, 2001, provided 
        logistical support to United States military operations against Al Qaeda 
        and the Taliban in Afghanistan, and has been a leading donor for the 
        relief and reconstruction of Afghanistan;
Whereas the Government of Japan enacted special legislation to allow the 
        deployment to Iraq of Japanese Self Defense Force personnel to carry out 
        humanitarian aid and reconstruction activities, and committed to 
        providing $5,000,000,000 in assistance to Iraq;
Whereas increased tourism and educational and business exchanges between the 
        people of Japan and the United States have dramatically increased mutual 
        appreciation of Japanese and American culture;
Whereas Japanese-American relations are further cemented by the enormous 
        contributions to American economic, political, and cultural life by 
        nearly 1,000,000 Japanese-Americans;
Whereas Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi stated at the ceremony 
        commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Japan-United States 
        relationship that the bilateral friendship ``is as solid as it is 
        because our countries share fundamental values like freedom, democracy, 
        and free market economy . . . [w]e are a prime example to the world that 
        people of different races and beliefs can share the same values and be 
        true friends''; and
Whereas generations of American and Japanese leaders have steered the bilateral 
        relationship between the two nations from the humble beginnings of the 
        visit to Japan by Commodore Matthew Perry to the current status of Japan 
        as the strongest ally of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region: 
        Now, therefore be it--
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Congress--
            (1) recognizes the importance in history of the 150th 
        anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States 
        and Japan; and
            (2) calls for expanded political, economic, strategic, and 
        cultural ties between the Japanese and American people and 
        their respective governments.
                                 <all>

Pages: 1

Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:

1 S. 2359 (is) To make technical corrections in United States Customs Service regulations regarding the importation of goods bearing foreign owned trademarks or trade names, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
2 H.R. 2164 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to made the dependent care credit refundable and to provide for advance payments of such credit. [Introduced in House] ...
3 H.R. 3073 (rh) To amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to provide for grants for projects designed to promote responsible fatherhood, and for other purposes. [Reported in House] ...
4 H.R. 2449 (ih) To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act relating to Federal facilities pollution control. [Introduced in House] ...
5 S. 2471 (is) To suspend for 3 years the duty on methoxyfenozide. [Introduced in Senate] ...
6 H.R. 4064 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from net earnings from self-employment certain payments under the conservation reserve program. [Introduced in House] ...
7 H.Res. 376 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
8 S. 3286 (is) To provide permanent funding for the Bureau of Land Management Payment in Lieu of Taxes program, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
9 H.Res. 208 (ih) Calling on the National Cemetery Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans reasonable access to burial in national cemeteries. [Introduced in House] ...
10 H.R. 1034 (rfs) To declare a portion of the James River and Kanawha Canal in Richmond, Virginia, to be nonnavigable waters of the United States for purposes of title 46, United States Code, and the other maritime laws of the United States. [Referred in Se...
11 S. 2369 (is) To amend title 49, United States Code, to waive federal preemption of [Introduced in Senate] ...
12 H.R. 138 (ih) To condemn those officials of the Chinese Communist Party, the Government of the People's Republic of China, and other persons who are involved in the enforcement of forced abortions by preventing such persons from entering or remaining in t...
13 S. 870 (is) To amend the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) to increase the efficiency and accountability of Offices of Inspector General within Federal departments, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
14 S. 3188 (is) To facilitate the protection of the critical infrastructure of the United States, to enhance the investigation and prosecution of computer-related crimes, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
15 H.R. 449 (enr) To authorize the Gateway Visitor Center at Independence National Historical Park, and for other purposes. [Enrolled bill] ...
16 H.R. 2413 (eh) To amend the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act to enhance the ability of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to improve computer security, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in House] ...
17 H.R. 987 (ih) To require the Secretary of Labor to wait for completion of a National Academy of Sciences study before promulgating a standard or guideline on ergonomics. [Introduced in House] ...
18 S. 894 (is) To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for the establishment of a program under which long-term care insurance is made available to Federal employees and annuitants, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
19 H.Res. 19 (ih) Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the seriousness of the national problems associated with mental illness and with respect to congressional intent to establish a `Mental Health Advisory Committee'. [Introd...
20 S. 1248 (rs) To correct errors in the authorizations of certain programs administered by the National Highway Traffic Administration. [Reported in Senate] ...
21 H.R. 5509 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the child tax credit to $2,000 per child. [Introduced in House] ...
22 S. 1567 (es) To designate the United States courthouse located at 223 Broad Street in Albany, Georgia, as the ``C.B. King United States Courthouse''. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
23 H.R. 2282 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow penalty-free withdrawals from individual retirement plans for adoption expenses and to expand and extend permanently the exclusion allowed for employer adoption assistance programs. [Intro...
24 S. 1260 (rs) To make technical corrections in title 17, United States Code, and other laws. [Reported in Senate] ...
25 H.R. 43 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to accelerate the phasein of the $1,000,000 exclusion from the estate and gift taxes. [Introduced in House] ...
26 H.Res. 106 (ih) Expressing the appreciation and thanks of the House of Representatives for the extraordinary efforts of the United States Capitol Police during the impeachment proceedings. [Introduced in House] ...
27 S. 3252 (is) To establish a national center on volunteer and provider screening to reduce sexual and other abuse of children, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities. [Introduced in Senate] ...
28 S. 112 (is) To authorize negotiation of free trade agreements with the countries of the Americas, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
29 S.J.Res. 40 (is) Providing for the appointment of Alan G. Spoon as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. [Introduced in Senate] ...
30 H.R. 1733 (ih) To establish doctoral fellowships designed to increase the pool of scientists and engineers trained specifically to address the global energy and environmental challenges of the 21st century. [Introduced in House] ...


Other Documents:

106th Congressional Bills Records and Documents

GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions

Additional

1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy