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The first Japan-U.S. Strategic Dialogue on Democratic Resilience

February 9, 2023

On February 9, the first Japan-U.S. Strategic Dialogue on Democratic Resilience was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The overview is as follows.

  1. For further collaboration between Japan and the U.S., which share fundamental values such as freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law, the Japan-U.S. Strategic Dialogue on Democratic Resilience was launched to safeguard and promote these fundamental values and the first round of discussions was held on February 9, 2023.
  2. The dialogue was led by Mr. ICHIKAWA Keiichi, Deputy Minister for Foreign Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, attended as well by officials from the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Justice for some sessions from the Japanese side. Ms. Uzra Zeya, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, who is visiting Japan, led the US delegation. 
  3. The two sides exchanged views on how democratic resilience can be enhanced in the international community and within each country, and confirmed that they would work more closely together.
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