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Jan. 13, 2018

Deputy Secretary, Japanese Official Discuss Importance of Space Domain

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and Japan's minister of state for space policy met to discuss the importance of space to the mutual defense of their nations and how the United States and Japan can expand cooperation in that domain.

Jan. 9, 2018

Mattis, Japanese Counterpart Discuss Alliance

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis spoke by phone with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to discuss a range of issues related to the U.S.-Japan alliance, the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson said.

Dec. 1, 2017

Mattis, Japanese Defense Minister Discuss North Korean Missile Launch

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera condemned North Korea’s Nov. 28 intercontinental ballistic missile launch, and reaffirmed the U.S.-Japan alliance.

Nov. 20, 2017

Marines Train to Fuel Aircraft in Contaminated Environments

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 trained in protective gear to keep aircraft in the fight while operating in a hazardous environment at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.

Nov. 17, 2017

Face of Defense: Marine Aviator Draws Forward Air Controller Duty

A Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter pilot is serving as a forward air controller with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment Lava Dogs, and fulfills the notion that every Marine is a rifleman. Though the chances of an aviator leading a platoon of infantry Marines are slim to none, there are cases where Marine pilots are embedded in infantry units.

Nov. 5, 2017

President Talks to Troops at Yokota Air Base

U.S. and Japanese service members standing shoulder to shoulder have made Yokota Air Base one of the most capable operational bases in Japan and in the world, President Donald J. Trump said in a troop talk during a visit.

Oct. 31, 2017

Trilateral Cooperation Needed to Combat North Korean Threat

The world is united against North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats, and nations are working together to counter the dangers of Kim Jong Un’s ambitions, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.

Sept. 16, 2017

Defense Secretary Speaks With Japanese Counterpart

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke by phone with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera following the latest North Korean missile launch, a Pentagon spokesman said.

Sept. 3, 2017

Mattis, Dunford Brief President on Military Options Available to Deal With North Korea

After a national security meeting at the White House, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that any threat to the United States, its territories or its allies could be met with an "effective and overwhelming" military response.

Aug. 31, 2017

U.S., Allies Conduct Aerial Show of Force in Response to North Korean Missile Launch

The Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II joined U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers and flew a mission with Japan and South Korean air forces in Northeast Asia in direct response to North Korea’s intermediate-range ballistic missile launch, which flew directly over northern Japan.

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