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Admiral Aquilino joins Japan’s top general in denouncing DPRK missile test

NHK highlighted a meeting at the Defense Ministry this morning between Adm. John Aquilino, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command,  and SDF Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Gen. Yamazaki, during which they exchanged views on a host of security issues, including North Korea’s latest missile launch earlier in the day. At the outset of the session, the Japanese general called….Read more

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Editorial: US, China urged to cooperate to support Pacific island nations

The first summit meeting of the United States and Pacific islands was held in Washington, with 14 countries and regions participating at the invitation of President Joe Biden.   A partnership declaration adopted at the summit states, “Forged by shared history, sacrifice, and values, our partnership has contributed to prosperity, peace, and security in the Pacific Islands, the United States,….Read more

  • October 3, 2022
  • , The Mainichi
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INDOPACOM Commander Aquilino to visit Japan, South Korea this week  

Sankei carried a Kyodo report saying that according to a source, Admiral Aquilino, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, is making arrangements to travel to Japan and South Korea this week. The commander is reportedly planning to meet with government and military officials to reaffirm close U.S.-Japan and U.S.-ROK cooperation amid North Korea’s repeated missile provocations. According to the paper, he is expected to visit Japan in the first half of this week and then head to South Korea.  

  • October 2, 2022
  • , Sankei
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Defense chiefs of Japan, U.S., Australia set to meet in Hawaii on Sat.

TOKYO — The defense ministers of Japan, the United States and Australia are scheduled to hold a trilateral meeting in Hawaii on Saturday, with the countries keeping a wary eye on China’s growing maritime assertiveness in the region.   Japan’s Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada told a press conference on Friday that he is set to meet with his U.S. and….Read more

  • September 30, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 1:21 p.m.
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U.S., Pacific islands agree to bolster ties as China influence grows

WASHINGTON — The United States and Pacific island nations agreed to strengthen their partnership at a summit meeting that ended Thursday, with Washington committing to $810 million in support for the region as it seeks to push back against China’s growing clout there.   The U.S. administration of President Joe Biden also unveiled its first-ever national strategy dedicated to the….Read more

  • September 30, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 11:45 a.m.
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Vice President Harris meets with ROK President Yoon, visits DMZ

All national dailies reported on Vice President Harris’s visit to South Korea on Thursday, including a trip to the DMZ. The papers wrote that the South Korean government announced that the Vice President and ROK President Yoon shared “serious concern” over North Korea. The papers also wrote that according to a White House readout of the Harris-Yoon meeting, the Vice….Read more

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Vice President Harris visits South Korea

NHK reported that Vice President Harris arrived in Seoul and met with President Yoon today. The network said the Biden administration believes that the Vice President’s visit to Seoul “demonstrates the strength of the U.S.-ROK alliance and emphasizes the continued U.S. commitment to South Korea, which faces the threat of North Korea,” adding that the two leaders are expected to….Read more

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U.S. VP Harris says Japan is ‘critical’ for chip diversification

By SHOICHIRO TAGUCHI, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday briefed Japanese semiconductor executives about a new initiative that will provide hefty subsidies to chip companies that invest in the U.S.   Washington is eager to diversify the chip supply chain, amid concerns over tensions between China and Taiwan. Much of the world’s chipmaking….Read more

  • September 28, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:50 p.m.
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Vice President Harris pledges continued U.S. support for Taiwan’s self-defense  

Mainichi, Yomiuri, and Nikkei reported on Vice President Harris’s visit to the U.S. Naval Base in Yokosuka on Wednesday during which she delivered remarks aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Howard. The papers wrote that the Vice President said that the United States will continue to support Taiwan’s self-defense and commented on China by saying that it is undermining key elements….Read more

  • September 29, 2022
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei , NHK
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Vice President Harris calls for Japanese firms’ cooperation to boost supply chain resiliency 

Yomiuri and Nikkei wrote that Vice President Harris participated in a meeting of executives of Japanese chip makers held at the Ambassador’s Residence in Tokyo on Wednesday. The papers wrote that the Vice President called for Japanese companies to expand investment in the United States by reportedly saying that the United States and Japan share a commitment to achieve resilient….Read more

  • September 29, 2022
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei , NHK, TBS
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