Japan Minister of Defense visits Yokota Oct. 17, 2023

Japanese Minister of Defense Minoru Kihara visited at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 10, 2023. Kihara has served as Japan’s Minister of Defense since September 2023. Yokota leaders regularly meet with officials from the Japan Ministry of Defense to discuss the shared security of the region and continue to strengthen the alliance between the U.S. and Japan.