Partnerships

Shanahan Welcomes Japanese Defense Minister to Pentagon

Jan. 16, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan hosted an enhanced honor cordon and meeting Jan. 16, 2019, welcoming Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya to the Pentagon.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan  stands at the top of steps with a Japanese official.
Ministers' Meeting
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan hosts an honor cordon welcoming Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya before a bilateral meeting at the Pentagon, Jan. 16, 2019.
Photo By: Air Force Tech Sgt. Vernon Young Jr., DOD
VIRIN: 190116-D-IO684-002
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan walks down the stairs followed by a group of people.
Defense Meeting
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan walks with Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya while hosting him at the Pentagon, Jan. 16, 2019.
Photo By: Air Force Tech Sgt. Vernon Young Jr., DOD
VIRIN: 190116-D-IO684-027C

Shanahan highlighted the ongoing partnership between the United States and Japan.

Iwaya spoke about plans to upgrade Japan’s defense posture, allowing for expanded roles.