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NATO and Japan are natural partners, says Chair of the NATO Military Committee

From 5 to 9 June 2022, Admiral Rob Bauer, Chair of the NATO Military Committee paid an official visit to Japan upon the invitation of the Chief of Staff of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, General Koji Yamazaki.
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NATO trains with Japan in the Mediterranean

NATO vessels from Italy and Türkiye conducted training exercises with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ships in the Mediterranean Sea this week. The Italian Navy's ITS Margottini and the Turkish Navy's TCG Salihreis, both assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, met with the JS Kashima and JS Shimakaze, including for a personnel exchange and a manoeuvring exercise. Cooperation between NATO and Japan has grown broader and deeper over the years, including in the areas of maritime security, cyber defence, and non-proliferation.
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Secretary General commends strong cooperation between NATO and Japan

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke by telephone with Japanese Defence Minister Taro Kono on Tuesday (21 July 2020), addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, regional security issues, and ways to further strengthen cooperation between NATO and Japan.
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NATO and Japan intensify dialogue on cyber defence

NATO and Japan held cyber defence staff talks this week to assess current cyber threats and policy developments.
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The Chairman of the NATO Military Committee commends Japan for long-term Partnership

During his visit to Japan, the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach met with the Japanese Vice Minister of Defence Kenji Harada, the Chief of Defence, General Yamazaki and the Commandants of the Joint Staff College, Lieutenant General Kiyoda, Lieutenant General Iwaya, Vice Admiral Inui and Lieutenant General Nagashima.
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NATO and Japan conduct exercise in the Baltic Sea

Naval forces from Standing NATO Maritime Group One conducted a passing exercise with a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force squadron in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday (21 August 2018). NATO ships sailed alongside cadet training vessel JS Kashima and destroyer JS Makinami for the drills. Japan is NATO’s longest-standing partner from outside Europe, and we work together on a range of issues, from security in Afghanistan to nuclear non-proliferation, maritime and cyber security.
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Allies agree Japan’s Mission to NATO

The North Atlantic Council agreed on Thursday (24 May 2018) to accept Japan’s request to designate its Embassy to Belgium as its Mission to NATO. The Ambassador of Japan to Belgium will be the Head of the Mission of Japan to NATO.
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Secretary General: NATO stands in solidarity with Asia-Pacific region

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrapped up a three-day visit to Japan on Tuesday (31 October 2017), with a speech at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo. Mr. Stoltenberg stressed that North Korea’s destabilising behaviour poses a threat to international peace and security, and that NATO stands in solidarity with its partners in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Secretary General: NATO and Japan are natural partners

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Tuesday (31 October 2017), during the second day of his visit to the region. Calling NATO and Japan “natural partners”, the Secretary General stressed the importance of working together to face shared challenges - notably the behaviour of North Korea. Speaking alongside Prime Minister Abe, the Secretary General called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes. “We agree that they pose a global threat, which requires a global response,” he said.
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NATO Secretary General outlines new ''Geography of Danger''

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg outlined the Alliance’s policy towards the Asia-Pacific region – including North Korea – in a speech in Tokyo on Tuesday (31 October 2017). Addressing the Japan National Press Club, he described how a shift in “the geography of danger” means that nowadays, many of “the challenges we face are global”. Acknowledging the threat to peace and security posed by North Korea, Mr. Stoltenberg called on Pyongyang to “abandon its nuclear programme once and for all”; to “suspend the development of ballistic missiles”; and to “refrain from further testing”. He also reiterated that “NATO strongly supports a peaceful, negotiated solution to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula.”

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