Japan-United States of America Relations
Japan-U.S. Summit Talk
On March 24 (local time; 24, Japan time), Mr. KISHIDA Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, who is visiting Belgium to attend the G7 Summit Meeting, held a talk briefly right before the G7 Summit Meeting, with the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr., President of the United States of America.
- Prime Minsiter Kishida expressed his appreciation for the leadership of the United States to take decisive actions on Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The two leaders concurred on the recognition that it is important to clearly demonstrate that unilateral changes to the status quo by force should not be tolerated in any region, and that such attempts should incur tremendous costs.
- The two leaders concurred on the recognition that North Korea's nuclear and missile activities, including the launch of an alleged new ICBM-class ballistic missile on March 24, present a clear and serious challenge to the international community. The two leaders condemned these activities and confirmed to continue close coordination between Japan and the Untied States on the response to North Korea.
- The two leaders concurred to continue discussion about further strengthening the Japan-U.S. Alliance with the occasion of President Biden’s visit to Japan in mind.