Japan, US to hold security talks

F.P. Report

WASHINGTON: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will co-host the 2023 U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and Japanese Defense Minister Hamada Yasukazu on January 11, 2023, at the Department of State.

The U.S.-Japan Alliance is an enduring cornerstone of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.  The United States and Japan will discuss our shared vision of a modernized Alliance that will tackle 21st century challenges in the Indo-Pacific and around the world.

The Secretaries and Ministers will participate in a joint press availability on the outcomes of this year’s ministerial meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the Department of State’s Benjamin Franklin Room.