Japan-U.S. Extended Deterrence Dialogue
February 16, 2015
The Government of Japan and the Government of the United States will hold a bilateral Extended Deterrence Dialogue from February 16 to 18 in Japan (Tokyo etc.). The Japanese side is represented by DDG Hideo Suzuki (North American Affairs Bureau, MOFA) and DDG Atsuo Suzuki (Defense Policy Bureau, MOD), and the U.S. side by PDAS Anita Friedt (Nuclear and Strategic Policy, DOS), DASD Elaine Bunn (Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, OSD, DOD) and DASD David Helvy (East Asia Policy).
The Extended Deterrence Dialogue provides an opportunity for the two governments to frankly exchange views on how to secure alliance deterrence as part of their security and defense cooperation. Through this dialogue, the Government of Japan, a recipient of U.S. extended deterrence, can deepen understanding on its mechanism and coordinate its security policy with the U.S. government.
The two governments have long been discussing deterrence issues in various fora, and this Extended Deterrence Dialogue has been held on a regular basis since 2010.