Saturday, March 29, 2014

U.S. defense secretary to visit Japan in April

WASHINGTON (Jiji Press)—U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit Japan, China and Mongolia starting in early April, his department said.

During the tour, Hagel will meet with Japanese and Chinese officials to discuss a response to North Korea’s ballistic missile launch on Wednesday.

Hagel is expected to meet with Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in addition to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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