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March 10, 2017

U.S.-Japanese Forces Train Together During ‘Forest Light’ Exercise

American Marines and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces conducted aerial integration training to familiarized both nations' forces with each other's aviation platforms, training techniques and execution of various mission sets.

March 7, 2017

Mattis Reaffirms U.S. Commitment in Call With Japan’s Defense Minister

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis discussed North Korea’s latest missile launches in a phone conversation with Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said.

Feb. 4, 2017

Mattis Says U.S. Remains Committed to Defense of Japan

The United States remains committed to the defense of Japan and stands ready to enhance its alliance for regional peace, prosperity and freedom, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in Tokyo.

Feb. 3, 2017

Strength of Alliance Highlights Meeting Between Mattis, Japan’s Prime Minister

In a Tokyo meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reaffirmed the strength of the U.S.- Japanese alliance, according to a Pentagon news release.

Feb. 3, 2017

Mattis Emphasizes U.S. Commitment in Meetings With South Korean Leaders

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis emphasized the U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific region and its alliance with South Korea in separate meetings with South Korean leaders, Pentagon spokesman Navy Cmdr. Gary Ross said.

Feb. 2, 2017

Mattis Describes Overseas Trip as Opportunity to Listen to Allies’ Concerns

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will listen to the concerns of South Korean and Japanese leaders during his first trip overseas in his new position.

Dec. 25, 2016

Carter Lauds Agreements Reached With Japan

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he is pleased U.S. and Japanese negotiators have successfully reached an agreement in principle that clarifies the scope of the civilian component of U.S. armed forces in Japan.

Dec. 21, 2016

U.S. Returns 10,000 Acres of Okinawan Training Area to Japan

The return of land on Okinawa’s Northern Training Area will reduce the footprint of U.S. forces on the Japanese island by 20 percent, officials in Japan said.

Dec. 7, 2016

Carter, Japanese Defense Minister Assure Enduring Security, Peacekeeping Alliance

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada met in Tokyo to affirm an enduring alliance of peace, stability and security within the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Dec. 7, 2016

Japanese Prime Minister Welcomes Carter to Tokyo

The U.S.-Japan alliance has a strength that is unlike any other, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.

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