|22 Nov. 2023
Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the satellite launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
I strongly condemn the launch of a military satellite by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, using ballistic missile technology in violation of multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. This raises tensions and poses a serious risk to regional and international security.
|15 Nov. 2023
NATO and Japan deepen cooperation on emerging security challenges
NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges David van Weel concluded a successful three-day visit to Japan on 15 November 2023. Deepening NATO-Japan cooperation on cyber defence, cutting edge technologies and defence against hybrid threats was at the core of all discussions with representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Security Secretariat, the Ministry of Defence, including the Chief of Staff, the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency, as well as with Japan’s scientific community and academia.
|12 Jul. 2023
NATO Secretary General: no partner is closer than Japan
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to the NATO Summit on Wednesday (12 July 2023), saying that no partner is closer than Japan. He further welcomed the new partnership programme between NATO and Japan that will further enhance cooperation in areas like arms control, new technologies, space, supply chains, resilience, and innovation. Underscoring that "security is not regional but global," Mr Stoltenberg thanked the Prime Minister for Japan's strong support to Ukraine. The Secretary General also expressed concern about China's military build-up, including the modernisation and expansion of its nuclear forces. He further condemned North Korea's latest missile test, in violation of international norms and multiple UN Security Council resolutions.
|31 May. 2023
NATO Secretary General condemns North Korea military satellite launch
I strongly condemn the attempted military satellite launch by the DPRK, using ballistic missile technology. This raises tensions and poses serious risks to the security of the region and beyond. It is in blatant breach of multiple United Nations Security Council Resolutions.
|03 May. 2023
NATO military delegation heads to Japan for staff talks
From 24 to 26 April 2023, a military delegation from NATO’s Cooperative Security Division (CS), led by its Director, Lieutenant General Francesco Diella travelled to Japan to meet with senior military representatives to discuss the current military cooperation and opportunities to foster a stronger partnership.
|04 Apr. 2023
Secretary General welcomes Foreign Minister of Japan to NATO
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (4 April 2023).
|18 Mar. 2023
Earthquake response: Japan completes first NATO aid flight to Türkiye
More aircraft carrying aid are due to arrive in Türkiye, as NATO Allies and partners continue to provide assistance following the devastating earthquakes in February. A first shipment of aid from Japan arrived on Friday (17 March 2023).
|01 Feb. 2023
Secretary General at Keio University: NATO-Japan partnership is growing stronger
In a speech at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday (1 February 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed that NATO and Japan ''may be oceans apart, but our security is closely connected''.
|31 Jan. 2023
Secretary General in Tokyo: No NATO partner is closer or more capable than Japan
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on Tuesday (31 January 2023) for talks on shared security challenges and NATO’s deepening partnership with Japan. “No NATO partner is closer or more capable than Japan,” said the Secretary General.
|27 Jan. 2023
NATO launches new cooperation initiative with experts from partners in the Indo-Pacific region
On 25 January 2023, NATO launched an initiative named ''Futures in the Indo-Pacific''. This endeavour has been developed through the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, and will consist of a series of discussions amongst experts from Belgium, Australia, France and Japan, for the next two years. Their exchanges will examine relevant developments in the Indo-Pacific and their potential implications for security in the Euro-Atlantic area, hence contributing to furthering NATO’s cooperation with its partners in the Indo-Pacific.