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Secretary Mattis has no intention to roll out major policy changes while in Japan

  • January 31, 2017
  • , NHK
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NHK reported that Pentagon spokesperson Davis told reporters on Monday that Secretary of Defense Mattis, who will visit Japan this week, has no intention to present major policy changes during his trip. Davis reportedly said that Japan and South Korea are the most important allies of the U.S. and are essential to the stability of the Asia Pacific region. He also said Secretary Mattis “has no intention to roll out major policy changes during the visit.” Davis also said the Secretary will exchange views with his counterparts about security issues, including China and North Korea. NHK reported that a source close to the governments of the U.S. and Japan told the network that the issue of having Japan pay more for hosting U.S. troops is not on the agenda for the visit.

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