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Chargé Young marks 60th anniversary of Security Treaty with Yomiuri op-ed

Yomiuri published an op-ed by Chargé d’Affaires Young on Saturday as part of its special coverage of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty. The Chargé wrote: “Although the treaty prompted intense debate in 1960, history has proven the wisdom and foresight of Prime Minister Kishi, President Eisenhower, and other architects of our partnership. In the intervening years, the Alliance has become the bulwark of our two countries’ security interests, safeguarding peace and stability throughout the Indo-Pacific region.” He went on to say that as the regional security environment grows more severe, the United States and Japan must do more. “We can do so by delivering the resources and resolve needed to keep the Alliance strong, while taking steps to maintain military readiness and deterrent capabilities,” he wrote. Chargé Young concluded the op-ed by saying: “We should also make every effort to secure the future of the Alliance, already one of the longest lasting in history, as the indispensable cornerstone of peace and stability of the region and beyond.”

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