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Japan-U.S. Extended Deterrence Dialogue

June 10, 2019

1. The Government of Japan and the Government of the United States will hold a bilateral Extended Deterrence Dialogue from June 10 to 12 in Minot Air Force Base,North Dakota. The Japanese side is represented by Mr. Takehiro Funakoshi, Deputy Director-General, North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Takeshi Ishikawa, Deputy Director-General, Defense Policy Bureau, Ministry of Defense and the U.S. side is represented by Mr. Tom DiNanno, Senior Bureau Official, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, Department of State and Dr. Robert Soofer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, Department of Defense.

2. The Extended Deterrence Dialogue provides an opportunity for the two governments to frankly exchange views on how to enhance 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 its understanding of the U.S. deterrence policy and bilateral coordination in an increasing complex security environment.

3. 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.

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