US treasury secretary cancels some public meetings in Japan after ex-premier Abe's assassination

US treasury secretary cancels some public meetings in Japan after ex-premier Abe's assassination

US Treasury Secretary cancels part of public meetings in Japan following the assassination of ex-Prime Minister Abe

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen   US Treasury Secretary cancels part of public meetings in Japan after the assassination of ex-Prime Minister Abe USA Janet Yellen has canceled her trip to the port of Yokohama during her visit to Japan next week – out of respect for the memory of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a Treasury Department spokesman said on July 9. Shinzo Abe was mortally wounded on July 8 while giving a campaign speech on the streets of Nara City.

Yellen had previously planned to visit Yokohama Port on July 12 to attend the roundtable businessmen, view facilities and give a speech.

A Treasury Department official said that Janet Yellen's bilateral meetings in Japan would nonetheless take place. She is scheduled to speak with Japanese Finance Minister Suzuki Shunichi on July 12.

During her visit to Asia, Janet Yellen will also attend a meeting of the group of 20 largest economies in Indonesia, will meet with South Korean officials to rally support for a proposal to cap Russian oil prices.

This trip is Janet Yellen's first visit to the Asia-Pacific region as Treasury Secretary, it takes place against the backdrop of discussions about how effective it will be to set a price ceiling for Russian oil without the support of India and some other countries that still buy Russian oil at a significant discount.