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Fumio Kishida spoke about the prospect of Japan joining NATO.

Fumio Kishida spoke about the prospect of Japan joining NATO.

Japan has no plans to join NATO, as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said.

Kishida commented on Japan’s intention after the country’s ambassador to the United States announced earlier this month that NATO plans to open Asia’s first office in Tokyo to facilitate consultations in the region.


At the same time, he noted that his country intends to develop cooperation with members of the alliance.


Earlier, experts from the Chinese newspaper Global Times said that the opening of a NATO liaison office in Tokyo would harm all countries in the region, including Japan. According to them, this is a significant step for the alliance to create a so-called security system around China.