2020-11-21

The Yoshihide Suga government held the first meeting of the four ministers of the National Security Council

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Source:China News Network

China News Service, November 20thAccording to Kyodo News, the Japanese government was in the prime minister’s residence on the 19th. A meeting of the four ministers of the National Security Council (NSC) was held. This is the first time that the Suga Yoshihide government has convened this meeting since its establishment in September.

It is reported that Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and others attended the meeting. At the meeting, analysis and discussion were made on the possible impact of foreign trends on Japan’s security environment and how to deal with the next US government.

In addition, the attendees should also exchange views on the policy to deal with the burden of US troops stationed in Japan after 2021, which started formal negotiations in November.

New missile defense policies, such as an alternative to the land-based Aegis system, which has been abandoned, will be discussed at the next meeting.

The report pointed out that the Four Ministers’ Meeting is positioned by Japan as the core of the NSC as the “command tower” of its diplomatic and security policy. During the previous Abe government, there were an average of more than 2 meetings per month, but the Yoshihide Suga government had not held meetings before.