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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Japanese Foreign Minister Kamikawa Yoko and discussed a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues, including the need to increase humanitarian assistance to Gaza and the importance of strong and sustained support for Ukraine. The Secretary thanked Foreign Minister Kamikawa for denouncing Hamas’ attacks on Israel and offering condolences for the American citizens who lost their lives. They also discussed continuing positive momentum on U.S.-Japan-ROK trilateral cooperation following the Camp David Summit in August. Secretary Blinken applauded Foreign Minister Kamikawa and her team for organizing the G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting.

The Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ ironclad commitment to the defense of Japan.

U.S. Department of State

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