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Japan-U.S. Extended Deterrence Dialogue

June 23, 2023

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 26 to 27, 2023.

  1. As part of Japan-U.S. security and defense cooperation, the EDD provides an opportunity for the two governments to discuss issues of strategic deterrence, including regional security environment, Alliance defense posture, nuclear and missile defense policy, arms control and risk reduction, and to engage in an in-depth exchange of views on means to enhance as well as deepen mutual understanding on alliance strategies and capabilities.
  2. This round of the EDD will be held following the recent Japan-U.S. Summit Meeting in May in which the two leaders reaffirmed the importance of further strengthening consultations on U.S. extended deterrence.
  3. The EDD was established in 2010 as a formal dialogue mechanism between the two governments and has been held on a regular basis ever since.

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