NATO cooperation with Japan

Over recent years, NATO has developed relations with a range of countries beyond the Euro-Atlantic area. Referred to as “partners across the globe,” they share similar strategic concerns and key Alliance values. Japan is NATO’s longest-standing global partner. The adoption of a more efficient and flexible Partnership Policy in April 2011 paved the way to enhance the practical cooperation and the political dialogue with these “partners across the globe” in the same fashion as with other partners.

1990-07-02 00:00:00

First NATO-Japan conference

Taro Nakayama, Foreign Minister of Japan, is received by Secretary General Manfred Woerner at NATO Headquarters.

2005-10-08 00:00:00

Japan supports relief efforts in Pakistan

Japan supports the relief efforts of the NATO Response Force in Pakistan, following the devastating earthquake in Kashmir.

2006-05-04 00:00:00

Foreign Minister Taro Aso addresses NAC

Foreign Minister Taro Aso addresses the North Atlantic Council.

2007-01-12 00:00:00

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits NATO

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses the North Atlantic Council and meets NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

2007-03-07 00:00:00

NATO and Japan finalise framework for cooperation

NATO agrees an individual "Tailored Cooperation Package" with Japan, paving the way for more practical cooperation.

2009-04-17 00:00:00

JAPAN SUPPORTs unexploded ordnance project

Ambassador Azusa Hayashi formalises Japan’s agreement to support a NATO-sponsored project to clear unexploded ordnance in Azerbaijan.

2010-06-25 00:00:00

NATO and Japan conclude a security agreement

NATO and Japan conclude a security agreement allowing for the exchange of classified information.

2010-08-16 00:00:00

NATO-Japan cooperation thwarts pirate attack

Japan’s Maritime Self Defence Force assists NATO ships involved in counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden for the first time.

2011-05-03 00:00:00

Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto visits NATO

Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto visits NATO and meets with the Secretary General.

2012-01-31 00:00:00

Donation to dangerous munitions project

Japan formally agrees to donate EUR100,000 in support of a NATO-sponsored project to help secure dangerous munitions in Tajikistan.

NATO cooperation with Japan

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