Director of National Security Bureau Kitamura “Foreign policy remains unchanged” explained to US Secretary of Defense September 24, 10:11
Mr. Kitamura, the director of the National Security Bureau, met with Secretary of Defense Esper in the United States where he visited, and explained that the newly established Kan Cabinet will take over the foreign policy of former Prime Minister Abe and aim to strengthen the Japan-US alliance. Did.
On the 23rd, Secretary of Defense Kitamura, the head of the NSC = National Security Council secretariat visiting the United States, met with Secretary of Defense Esper at the Department of Defense near the capital Washington.
In this, Mr. Kitamura explained that the newly established Kan Cabinet will continue to take over the foreign policy of former Prime Minister Abe and aim to strengthen Japan's defense and deterrence as well as strengthen the Japan-US alliance. did.
In addition, Mr. Kitamura explained the status of consideration of alternative measures and new policies regarding missile prevention following the abandonment of the deployment of the new interception missile system "Aegis Ashore".
In addition to meeting with Deputy Secretary of State Vegan on the 23rd, Mr. Kitamura will meet with key figures of the U.S. government such as White House Chief of Staff O'Brien, who is in charge of national security issues at the White House during his stay until the 26th. It is expected to explain the diplomatic policy of the new Cabinet based on the Japan-US alliance.