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June 30, 2018

U.S.-Japan Alliance ‘Cornerstone’ to Indo-Pacific Stability, Mattis Says

The United States and Japan are strong allies firmly committed to peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said in Tokyo.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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