TOKYO — The following is the gist of the outcome of “two-plus-two” security talks between the foreign and defense ministers of Japan and Russia and a one-on-one meeting by the defense ministers held Thursday in Tokyo.
— says Russia’s military activities on disputed islands off Hokkaido are unacceptable, calls for calm attitude.
— says its planned deployment of Aegis Ashore missile defense system is for defense purposes and will not pose a threat to Russia.
— says North Korea’s recent firing of short-range ballistic missiles clearly violates U.N. Security Council resolutions.
— voices concerns over the deployment of the Aegis Ashore system.
— asserts its military actions on disputed islands are legitimate.
— calls for new security architecture in the Indo-Pacific region.
— confirm North Korea’s denuclearization is common goal and agree to cooperate to realize it.