Kishida, Kerry confirm collaboration on East Asia
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and US Secretary of State John Kerry have confirmed that their countries will work closely together in maintaining stability in East Asia.
The officials met in Washington on Friday. Kishida had requested the visit.
Kishida and Kerry discussed concerns about a possible military provocation by North Korea and China’s newly declared air defense identification zone in the East China Sea.
The 2 officials confirmed closer security cooperation between Japan and the US to maintain stability in the Asia-Pacific region.
Kerry stressed the importance of collaboration among Japan, the US, and South Korea in responding to North Korea.
Kishida said Japan will make tenacious efforts to build cooperative ties with the South.
Kishida told reporters after the meeting that he was assured that t…