US, Japan to boost security, military cooperation


              Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada waits to speak during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin waits to speak during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada waits to speak during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin waits to speak during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada waits to speak during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin waits to speak during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada waits to speak during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin waits to speak during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada waits to speak during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa speaks during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin waits to speak during a news conference at the State Department, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
            
              U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks as Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during a Peace, Security and Governance Forum during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit 2022 in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022. (Evelyn Hockstein/Pool via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida leaves after signing a defense agreement with Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, in London, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. The leaders of Britain and Japan are signing a defense agreement on Wednesday that could see troops deployed to each others’ countries. (Carl Court/Pool Photo via AP, File)
            Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a joint statement with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, Jan. 9, 2023. Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is starting Monday a weeklong trip to Europe and North America Monday in Paris where he will hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on key global issues, including the war in Ukraine. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool via AP)
US, Japan to boost security, military cooperation