Japan-United States of America Relations

Japan-U.S. Summit Telephone Talk

September 3, 2017

On September 3, commencing at around 11 p.m. for approximately 10 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held a telephone talk with the Honorable Donald Trump, President of the United States of America. The overview of the telephone talk is as follows.

1. Prime Minister Abe explained that North Korea went ahead with its sixth and largest-ever nuclear test, which is a direct challenge not only to Japan and the United States but also to the international community, and is unforgivable provocative action. Prime Minister Abe stated that the nuclear test constitutes an unprecedented, grave and imminent threat to the security of Japan, and he hopes the Japan-U.S. Alliance will make a unified response.

2. The two leaders shared these recognitions, and once again confirmed that Japan and the United States are 100% together.

3. In addition, the two leaders once again shared the view that China and Russia’s roles are important, and confirmed that Japan and the United States will coordinate closely, including at the United Nations.