Japan and UK to enhance bilateral security ties

UK-Japan News April 2019

According to The Japan News, Tokyo and London are set to begin efforts to improve bilateral security cooper­ation this month. As reported in a 24 March story, the two sides will review their action plan with an eye toward advancement of a new type of medium-range missile, among other things. It will be the first time the two nations will review the plan since it’s conception in 2017. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya were to convene with British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Defence Sec­retary Gavin Williamson at a two-plus-two meeting on 8 April in Tokyo, but the British government requested a delay on 4 April due to the  on­going Brexit debate. The meeting will be rescheduled by the end of May.