Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee (SCC)

December 3, 2002

  1. The Security Consultative Committee (SCC, or so-called "2+2" Meeting) will be held on December 16 (local time) in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

  2. The Committee will be attended on the Japanese side by Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Shigeru Ishiba, Director General of the Defense Agency, if the situation permits, and on the U.S. side by Mr. Colin Powell, Secretary of State, and Mr. Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense.

  3. The Committee will exchange views on such current security issues which should be addressed between Japan and the U.S. as the fight against terrorism, the situations in Iraq and North Korea, and issues concerning U.S. forces stationed in Japan.

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