National Security Advisor Tom Donilon had a positive and productive visit to Japan on July 26, where he met with Prime Minister Yoshiko Noda and other senior officials to discuss U.S. - Japan cooperation in a range of fields. In his meetings, Mr. Donilon underscored the strategic importance of the U.S. - Japan alliance and the mutual benefit of continued coordination and consultation on political, economic, and security issues.
Mr. Donilon stressed the value of ongoing cooperation on North Korea, Iran, and regional security in Asia. He discussed the development of regional institutions such as the East Asia Summit and welcomed Japan's interest in joining the TPP. In his meeting with Foreign Minister Gemba, Mr. Donilon expressed appreciation for Japan's support for Afghanistan and its successful hosting of the Tokyo Donors Conference earlier this month.