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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will co-host the 2023 U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa and Japanese Defense Minister Hamada Yasukazu on January 11, 2023, at the Department of State.

The U.S.-Japan Alliance is an enduring cornerstone of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.  The United States and Japan will discuss our shared vision of a modernized Alliance that will tackle 21st century challenges in the Indo-Pacific and around the world.

The Secretaries and Ministers will participate in a joint press availability on the outcomes of this year’s ministerial meeting at 5:00 p.m. in the Department of State’s Benjamin Franklin Room.  This event will be open press coverage and livestreamed on

Preset time for video cameras:  4:15 p.m. from the C Street Entrance
Final access time for all press:  4:30 p.m. from the C Street Entrance

Media representatives may attend upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from the requester’s employer on letterhead verifying his/her employment status as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).  Those who do not have a State Department building pass should allow adequate time for security processing.

For more information, please contact the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at

U.S. Department of State

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