The United States reaffirmed its determination to defend Japan with nuclear weapons under the 1960 Treaty on Mutual Cooperation and Security Guarantees.
“The United States reaffirms its unwavering support for Japan’s security under the Treaty on Mutual Cooperation and Security Guarantees, using the full range of its capabilities, including nuclear weapons,” the commentary says.
The United States and Japanese leaders also expressed serious concern about the human rights situation in Hong Kong and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. Also, they agreed that the fifth article of the bilateral security treaty applies to the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyudao), controlled by Japan. At the same time, the islands are the subject of a territorial dispute with China.