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Oct. 26, 2016

Work, Japanese Defense Leader Discuss Evolving Security Environment

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Tetsuro Kuroe, Japan’s administrative vice defense minister, discussed the persistent North Korean threat, maritime issues in the East and South China Seas, and other security issues during a meeting at the Pentagon.

Sept. 6, 2016

Obama, South Korean President Reaffirm U.S.-South Korea Alliance

In Laos, President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye reaffirmed their countries’ long-standing alliance and condemned North Korea’s nuclear program and missile launches, a White House news release said.

Aug. 5, 2016

U.S., South Korea, Japan Discuss Recent North Korean Missile Launches

Representatives of the United States, South Korea and Japan conducted a senior-level videoconference to share information regarding two recent North Korean missile launches.

June 6, 2016

Sailor Arrested on Okinawa for DUI, Journalist Killed in Afghan Ambush

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook expressed regrets following an alleged drunken-driving accident that injured two people, and also talked about the ambush deaths of two reporters in Afghanistan.

May 21, 2016

Carter Calls Japanese Counterpart

Defense Secretary Ash Carter conveyed his sadness and his regret over the murder of a young woman in Okinawa as he spoke by phone with his Japanese counterpart, Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, according to a statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook.

April 21, 2016

U.S. Military Delivers 30 Tons of Supplies for Japan Earthquake Relief

The U.S. military has delivered more than 30 tons of supplies to help the people of Japan following two powerful, deadly earthquakes there, a Pentagon spokesman said.

April 17, 2016

U.S. Forces in Japan Prepare to Support Earthquake Relief Efforts

U.S. forces in Japan are preparing to provide operational airlift to support the Japanese government's relief efforts following a devastating earthquake near Kumamoto.

Jan. 8, 2016

Carter, Japanese Official Discuss North Korean Nuke Test

Defense Secretary Ash Carter called Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani to discuss the recent North Korean nuclear test, which both leaders condemned.

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