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Readout of Deputy Secretary of Defense Shanahan's Meeting with Japan's State Minister for National Defense Tomohiro Yamamoto

Nov. 15, 2017

Deputy Secretary of Defense spokesperson Cmdr. Sarah Higgins provided the following readout:

Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan met with Japan's State Minister for National Defense Tomohiro Yamamoto today on the sidelines of the UN Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial in Vancouver, Canada.‎ 

They discussed a range of global security issues, including the US ironclad commitment to Japan under the U.S.-Japan security treaty, the importance of close coordination among like-minded States in responding to North Korean provocations, and opportunities for greater US-Japan cooperation in supporting various capacity building efforts.

This was the first time Deputy Secretary Shanahan had met Vice Minister Yamamoto.