Members of the Japan Self-Defense Forces’ honor guard prepare for a ceremony for Adm. Philip S. Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo, Japan, on June 21, 2018. During his trip, Davidson met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and assured them of the U.S. commitment to Japan’s defense and the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea, Reuters reported. “We need to closely watch North Korea’s steps toward denuclearization. The Japan-U.S. alliance plays a crucial role in this,” Onodera said.
Photo By: ISSEI KATO | Reuters