According to Nikkei Asia, Japan and the U.S. have worked on the wording of a joint statement for a Tokyo summit meeting on Monday. The two countries will announce a cooperation policy to “deter and respond to” China’s activities in the Indo-Pacific region.
In the joint statement, the U.S. will reaffirm that if Japan is threatened with nuclear weapons, the U.S. is committed to defending Japan not just with conventional weapons but with nuclear weapons if needed.
The statement will also emphasize that they “will not allow the status quo to be changed by force.”
The statement will also maintain the wording regarding the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
The two countries will also confirm that they plan to share security goals and strategies, specifically the National Security Strategy to be formulated by the end of the year.