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The Holding of the Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee (SCC)

January 5, 2022

Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Mr. KISHI Nobuo, Minister of Defense will hold the Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee (SCC) with Honorable Antony Blinken and the Honorable Lloyd Austin, Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense of the United States of America, respectively, by video teleconference on January 7th a.m., 2022 (Japan time).

The four ministers will discuss the security challenges facing the two countries. They will also discuss the future cooperation toward the realization of a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific," the strengthening of the deterrence and response capabilities of the Japan-U.S. Alliance, and the direction of their security and defense cooperation in the region.

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