The US government in Washington hosted the sixth meeting with Japan for the joint space dialogue to continue bilateral cooperation in this field among the most advanced countries in the world.
” Joint space dialogue represents a strong commitment from the two countries and in cooperation with the international community to ensure the safe and stable use of outer space for present and future generations,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said.
Representatives of the Executive Office of the National Space Council, the National Security Council of the United States and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Space Policy Secretariat of the Cabinet Office of Japan participated in the meeting.
Both sides gave their views on their space policies and stressed the need to enhance cooperation in the field of space security and exploration, Earth observation and global navigation systems.
They also discussed the results of the joint space security exercises held in October 2018 at the Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, focusing on the importance of enhancing the virtual security of space systems as well as cooperation in the maritime field using space systems. Participants also reviewed Japan’s progress in radars in the space.
They discussed the results of the US-Japan Summit in May 2019. They also discussed cooperation in the exploration of the moon as a starting point for Mars, stressed the importance of strengthening the rule of law in outer space and agreed to hold the seventh comprehensive dialogue on space In Japan in 2020.