Article V of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty states the United States’ "ironclad" commitment to defend all of Japan, including the Senkaku Islands and other territories, said Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III.

The Senkaku Islands, claimed by China, are in the East China Sea, about 43 miles northeast of Taiwan.

Austin provided remarks today, hosting an enhanced honor cordon and meeting, welcoming Japanese Defense Minister Minoru Kihara to the Pentagon."This is a time of historic momentum in the U.S.-Japan alliance. We support your government’s bold decisions to invest in advanced capabilities including counterstrike, and to increase defense spending […]

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