June 14, 2018
Mattis Calls South Korean, Japanese Counterparts Following Summit
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis reaffirmed U.S. commitment to peace in the Indo-Pacific during phone calls with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts following the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald J. Trump.
June 11, 2018
Face of Defense: Marine Saves Scuba Diver in Okinawa
OKINAWA, Japan —
Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Scott Dahn was practicing rescue diving at Maeda Point when he saw the woman start to panic. The expert Marine Corps diver came to the rescue of the woman from Hong Kong who was scuba diving on her honeymoon in Okinawa, Japan.
May 15, 2018
USS Milius Brings Enhanced Missile Defense to U.S. 7th Fleet
AT SEA —
The USS Milius entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to join the forward-deployed naval forces in Japan.
May 3, 2018
U.S., Japanese Airmen Work Together During Training Exercise
CHITOSE AIR BASE, Japan —
U.S. and Japanese airmen convened at Chitose Air Base in Japan to conduct an exercise aimed at enhancing interoperability between the air forces of both nations.
April 20, 2018
Mattis Welcomes Japanese Counterpart, Discusses Regional Security
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomed Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to the Pentagon where the leaders discussed ways to further strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance.
March 13, 2018
U.S. Marine Corps, Japanese K-9 Handlers Conduct Joint Training
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan —
U.S. Marines with Provost Marshal’s Office conducted joint dog training with members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Hiroshima Police headquarters.
March 7, 2018
U.S., Japanese Sailors Participate in MultiSail 2018 Exercise
APRA HARBOR, Guam —
Units and personnel from the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force are participating in the annual bilateral training exercise MultiSail 2018, in the Pacific Ocean.
Jan. 13, 2018
Deputy Secretary, Japanese Official Discuss Importance of Space Domain
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and Japan's minister of state for space policy met to discuss the importance of space to the mutual defense of their nations and how the United States and Japan can expand cooperation in that domain.
Jan. 9, 2018
Mattis, Japanese Counterpart Discuss Alliance
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke by phone with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to discuss a range of issues related to the U.S.-Japan alliance, the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson said.
Dec. 1, 2017
Mattis, Japanese Defense Minister Discuss North Korean Missile Launch
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera condemned North Korea’s Nov. 28 intercontinental ballistic missile launch, and reaffirmed the U.S.-Japan alliance.