Parliamentary Vice Minister Matsukawa visited the U.S.

 From Aug 17-19, Parliamentary Vice Minister Matsukawa visited the United States. In the Chief of Defense Conference on 18th, she delivered a keynote speech on “The Role of Women in Global Security” and introduced Japan’s efforts for promoting active participation of women.


 On 17th Ms. Matsukawa met with Admiral Aquilino, Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command; Admiral Sir Radakin, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, UK; General Campbell, Chief of the Defense Force, Australia and Lieutenant General Gloria, Vice Chief of Staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines. In the meeting, they confirmed to deepen bilateral defense cooperation and exchange in order to uphold and reinforce the “FreeAndOpenIndoPacific” vision.