November 19, According to a report from the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) on the 19th, the Japanese government plans to hold a national security conference in the near future to discuss Japan-US relations. This will be the first national security meeting since Suga Yoshihide took office.
According to reports, in addition to Suga Yoshihide, Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu, and Defense Minister Nobuo will also attend the National Security Conference.
According to the report, the content of the meeting will mainly involve the situation of the US general election, the future trend of Japan-US relations and how to deal with the new US administration.
The Japanese government stated that in the future, if necessary, it will also hold a national security meeting at any time to discuss important issues in diplomacy and security.
Japan’s National Security Council is chaired by the prime minister, a permanent “four-member meeting” composed of the prime minister, the Chief Cabinet Secretary, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Minister of Defense, and the National Security Agency, the executive agency, is added. The “Meeting of Four” has great power and will meet regularly to discuss Japan’s medium and long-term strategic issues and formulate basic policies involving diplomacy and security issues.
If necessary, the “Meeting of Four” will be expanded to a “Meeting of Nine” attended by cabinet members such as the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, and the Chairman of the National Public Security Committee to deliberate on important issues concerning Japan’s defense and foreign affairs.