November 11, 2023 (JST)
TOKYO, JAPAN — Joint Staff Spokesperson Navy Capt. Jereal Dorsey provided the following readout:
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown Jr., met yesterday for the first bilateral meetings as Chairman with several of Japan’s senior defense leaders during his trip to the Indo-Pacific region.
While in Japan, the Chairman met with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yōko Kamikawa; Minister of Defense Minoru Kihara; and Chief of Staff, Joint Staff General Yoshihide Yoshida.
Discussions focused on existing priorities as well as new ways to strengthen the U.S.- Japan Alliance in the face of challenges to the rules-based international order around the world.
Gen. Brown reiterated the U.S. commitment to supporting Japan with combat credible capabilities to ensure a strong and interoperable U.S.-Japan military force.
The U.S. – Japan Alliance remains the cornerstone of peace, security and stability in the region, facilitating a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.
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