From May 3-5, Defense Minister Kishi visited the United States. On May 4, Minister Kishi visited Arlington National Cemetery and laid a wreath. Minister Kishi later met with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the U.S. Department of Defense. The Ministers exchanged views regarding the current international security situation including North Korea’s ballistic missile launch on the day before the meeting and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The Ministers agreed that Japan and the United States would promptly materialize various measures to enhance the Alliance capabilities to deter and respond through formulating the National Security Strategy (NSS), etc. under the increasingly severe security environment. Minister Kishi also visited the Missile Defense Agency and exchanged views regarding missile defense including cooperation in counter-hypersonic technology.He also met with GEN. Paul M. Nakasone, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, and both sides reaffirmed the importance of bilateral cyber cooperation.
1. Japan- U.S. Defense Ministerial Meeting
2. Visit to Arlington National Cemetery
3. Visit to Missile Defense Agency
4. Visit to U.S. Cyber Command