The U.S. Announcement not to conduct Destructive, Direct-Ascent Anti-Satellite Missile Testing
（Statement by Press Secretary ONO Hikariko）
April 25, 2022
- The Government of Japan welcomes and supports the U.S. announcement not to conduct destructive, direct-ascent anti-satellite (ASAT) missile testing. This is a positive step towards formulating norms of responsible behavior in outer space.
- Based on the above-mentioned position, the Government of Japan, in cooperation with like-minded countries including the United States, will continue to actively promote the discussions in the international arena concerning the establishment of norms of responsible behavior in outer space.