Japan will not be part of Nato, however native workplace thought of, PM Kishida says

Fumio Kishida -  Nato

 Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attends a bilateral assembly held by U.N. Secretary Normal Antonio Guterres (not pictured), on the sideline of the G7 leaders’ summit in Hiroshima, western Japan Could 21, 2023. REUTERS FILE PHOTO

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday mentioned the nation had no plans to turn into a Nato member however acknowledged the safety alliance’s plan to open a liaison workplace in Japan.

Kishida’s feedback got here after the Japanese ambassador to the USA earlier this month mentioned that the U.S.-led army pact was planning a Tokyo workplace, the primary in Asia, to facilitate consultations within the area.

READ: Nato to open Japan workplace to allow Indo-Pacific session–report

“I’m not conscious of any resolution made” at Nato concerning the institution of the workplace, Kishida advised a Wednesday parliament session, including his nation was not planning to hitch Nato as a member or semi-member state.


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