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Secretary of State Blinken’s Visit to Japan and the Holding of the Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee (SCC)

March 10, 2021
  1. The Honorable Antony Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States of America will visit Japan from March 15th to March 17th. Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs will hold a Foreign Ministers Meeting with Secretary Blinken on March 16th.
  2. Additionally, as the Honorable Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Defense will also visit Japan during the same period, the Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee (SCC) will be held at this occasion on March 16th.
  3. The visit to Japan by the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense as their first overseas travel soon after the inauguration of the Biden Administration demonstrates that the U.S. values the Japan-U.S. Alliance. This will be an opportunity for the Ministers to exchange views on the increasingly severe security environment in the region, and conduct consultations on issues including further cooperation to enhance the Japan-U.S. Alliance.

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