Japan-U.S. Extended Deterrence Dialogue
May 1, 2021
- The Government of Japan and the Government of the United States of America held a bilateral Extended Deterrence Dialogue by video teleconference on April 30, 2021. The Japanese side was represented by Mr. Yutaka Arima, Deputy Director-General, North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Taro Yamato, Deputy Director-General, Defense Policy Bureau, Ministry of Defense and the U.S. side was represented by Ms. Alexandra Bell, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance, Department of State and Mr. Brad Clark, Principal Director, Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, Office of Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense.
- As part of Japan-U.S. security and defense cooperation, the Extended Deterrence Dialogue 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 frankly exchange views on means to enhance alliance deterrence and deepen mutual understanding.
- 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.