Press Releases

Alliance Coordination Mechanism (ACM) Video-conference at the Director-General Level

September 10, 2016
Ministry of Defense

The original text is in Japanese.

Japan and the United States, responding to the repeated missile launches and the nuclear test on 9 September by North Korea, held a video-conference at the Director-General level under the ACM framework.

Japanese officials including Mr. Maeda, Director General, Bureau of Defense Policy at the Ministry of Defense, Mr. Ono, Deputy Director-General, North American Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lieutenant General Sumida, Deputy Chief of JJS, and from the U.S. side, Ms. Magsamen, Performing Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense, Mr. Young, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State, Mr. Rapson, Political Minister Counselor, Embassy of the United States of America, Tokyo, Japan, and Major General Chiarotti, Commander, U.S. Forces, Japan participated in the conference, and shared relevant information as well as discussing firm Alliance responses.