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U.S. diplomat to visit Japan to discuss nuclear deterrence


A senior U.S. official will make a three-day visit to Japan from Monday to discuss nuclear deterrence, missile defense cooperation, and arms control and nonproliferation issues with officials of Japan's foreign and defense ministries, the State Department said Thursday.

On Tuesday, Rose Gottemoeller, acting undersecretary of state for arms control and international security, is scheduled to exchange views with experts and academics at a nuclear policy roundtable discussion hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.

Following her trip to Tokyo, Gottemoeller will visit Seoul for two days from next Thursday to discuss nuclear deterrence and missile defense cooperation with South Korean officials, the department said.