Japan-U.S. Extended Deterrence Dialogue
June 21, 2022
- The Government of Japan and the Government of the United States of America will hold a bilateral Extended Deterrence Dialogue (EDD) in the U.S. from June 21 to 22, 2022. The Japanese side will be represented by Mr. KANAI Masaaki, Deputy Director-General, North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. YAMATO Taro, Deputy Director-General, Defense Policy Bureau, Ministry of Defense, while the U.S. side will be represented by Ms. Alexandra Bell, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, Department of State, and Mr. Richard Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense.
- This round of the EDD will be held following the recent Japan-U.S. Joint Leaders’ Statement in which the two leaders reiterated the significance of enhancing bilateral discussions on extended deterrence.
- As part of Japan-U.S. security and defense cooperation, the EDD provides an opportunity for the two governments to discuss regional security, Alliance defense posture, nuclear and missile defense policy, and arms control issues, and to engage in an in-depth exchange of views on means to enhance as well as deepen mutual understanding on alliance deterrence.
- The EDD was established as a formal dialogue mechanism between the two governments and has been held on a regular basis since 2010.