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Japan-U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting

Defense Minister Ishiba with U.S. Defense Secretary Gates
Defense Minister Ishiba with U.S.
Defense Secretary Gates
Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba met with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates for bilateral defense talks at the Ministry of Defense on November 8, where they discussed the future orientation of the Japan-U.S. alliance transformation as well as specific subjects, including the North Korean nuclear issue, replenishment operations in the Indian Ocean, and the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan. The two affirmed the importance of continuing Ballistic Missile Defense cooperation and raising the effectiveness of bilateral cooperation while keeping the roles, missions, and capabilities of Japan and the United States under review.