Japan, U.S., South Korea Meet to Discuss Strengthening Deterrence Against North Korea

U.S. President Joe Biden, left, talks with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, center, and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, ahead of a trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G7 Hiroshima Summit on Sunday.

Japan, the U.S., and South Korea held a trilateral meeting Sunday on the sidelines of the ongoing G7 summit in Hiroshima.

Recognizing the acceleration of North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, the allies signaled their intention to bolster cooperation to enhance their deterrence. The three countries have already discussed concrete measures regarding real-time information-sharing on Pyongyang’s missile-related activities, and the meeting was expected to confirm moves to expedite further talks on the issue.