Temporary Deputy Ambassador to the United States "Military Response and No Problems" New Corona May 3 19:09
While there were concerns about the military's immediate response, such as the outbreak of the new coronavirus in a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier of the U.S. military, an American Young Temporary Ambassador to Japan responded to an NHK interview saying, "The US military We are ready for any action "and stressed the need to further strengthen Japan-US security cooperation with China in mind.
Joseph Young, a temporary American Ambassador to Japan, responded to a videophone interview with NHK at the US Embassy on the 1st of this month.
In this, Young Ambassador Ambassador Young said, “This is a global crisis and a solution is needed all over the world.” The Japanese government recognizes the seriousness of the situation. We have taken an important step, the declaration of emergency, ”and evaluated the Japanese government's response.
Meanwhile, the US Embassy posted on the official website last month that "it is difficult to know exactly how widespread the infection is because the Japanese government determines that it does not carry out extensive tests." "We want to share the lessons learned from both countries as our medical professionals continue extensive discussions on ways to deal with this problem," he said. I didn't mention it directly.
Mr. Young said, "There is no problem at all. There is no problem." We are ready to do so, and we are taking proactive steps to minimize the risk of spreading the infection, "he stressed that the military readiness is maintained.
He added, "The regional situation is heading in a difficult direction. The two sides are in agreement that the US-Japan security partnership should be strengthened to deal with the ever-increasing risks." Taking into account that China is activating activities in the South China Sea and other areas, he stressed the need to further strengthen Japan-US cooperation.
When asked, "Do you think there will be a change in the US-Japan relationship after the global outbreak has subsided?" Young said, "I don't think so. Partnerships with important partners like Japan I think it will be further strengthened. "
"There may be opportunities for cooperation with China in the event of this crisis, but that depends largely on whether the Chinese government is open and willing to share information transparently," he said. As the United States and China confront each other over the sources of this, we were excited about the changes in China's response.
In addition, Mr. Young said that the deadline for the special agreement concerning the stay expenses of the US military in Japan, which is concluded every five years, is approaching March next year, Mr Young said that the start time of negotiations with Japan has not been decided “Once we are at the table, we are confident that both sides will negotiate in the spirit of further strengthening our partnership,” he stressed.