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Immediate Release

Readout of Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller Phone Call With Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi

On November 13, Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller spoke with Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi by phone to reaffirm that the U.S.-Japan Alliance remains the cornerstone of defense and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.  Acting Secretary Miller also congratulated Minister Kishi on his recent appointment as Defense Minister.  The Ministers agreed to continue advancing ongoing discussions on the response to COVID-19, security issues in the Indo-Pacific region, and continued cooperation in new domains such as space and cyber.