Japan's Defense Minister and U.S. Defense Secretary attended a joint news conference

  • Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis attended a meeting followed by a news conference at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday. Onodera has urged the international community to keep sanctions and surveillance on North Korea as it has a history of reneging on agreements. Mr. Mattis has said that the US is in unprecedented negotiations with North Korea. He further highlighted the importance of the alliance with Japan and said that the US strongly prioritize the relationship between the two countries.

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