The United States and Japan held their second Economic 2+2 meeting to discuss technology-related supply chain cooperation. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the APEC meeting in San Francisco. The officials discussed cooperation on supply chain resilience, economic coercion, and promotion of emerging technologies. They also acknowledged the importance of personal data protection and privacy issues. Both countries committed to working on these issues through the Japan-US Commercial and Industrial Partnership. They also pledged to consult each other on semiconductor supply and demand trends.
FAQ: US and Japan Focus On Supply Chain Coordination - JAPAN Forward
Q1: What is the main objective of US and Japan's focus on supply chain coordination?
A1: The main objective of US and Japan's focus on supply chain coordination is to guide Japanese and American coordination efforts on emerging technology and leading-edge supply chain issues, ensuring national security and resilient, diverse, and secure supply chains of defense equipment.
Q2: When was the recent statement regarding US-Japan security and supply chain coordination released?
A2: The most recent joint statement regarding the US-Japan security and supply chain coordination was released on January 11, 2023.
Q3: Where can I find the official statement on the 2023 U.S.–Japan Security Consultative Committee?
A3: The official statement on the 2023 U.S.–Japan Security Consultative Committee can be found on the U.S. Department of Defense website.
Q4: What are some areas of cooperation between the US and Japan in terms of supply chain management?
A4: The US and Japan cooperate in promoting integrity in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) supply chains and working to ensure a secure supply of essential materials and technology.
Q5: Has there been a recent trilateral coordination involving the US, Japan, and another country with respect to supply chain resilience?
A5: Yes, there has been trilateral coordination involving the US, Japan, and the Republic of Korea aimed at developing a framework for trilateral supply chain resilience, as mentioned in remarks by President Biden on August 18, 2023.
Q6: Are there any military aspects to the US-Japan coordination on supply chains?
A6: Military aspects are indirectly involved since part of the focus is on ensuring the security of supply chains for defense equipment, which is paramount for national security. Headquarters U.S. Forces Japan located at Yokota Air Base, and the III Marine Expeditionary Force, which promotes readiness in the Pacific Theater, could be relevant to this coordination.
Q7: Where is the headquarters of U.S. Forces Japan located?
A7: The headquarters of U.S. Forces Japan is located at Yokota Air Base.
Please note that the above FAQ answers are based on the content provided and current as of the latest update based on the information available up to early 2023.