January 18, 2020, marked the 60th anniversary of the signing of the United States-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.
At the point when the Treaty was first signed, it contained provisions that allowed the United States to intervene in Japanese domestic issues that may pose a danger to the country. That provision was later dropped in a revised version of the treaty.
Over the past six decades, the Alliance between the two nations has been essential to peace, security, and prosperity for the United States, Japan, the Indo-Pacific region, and the entire world.
As the security environment continues to evolve and an imminent threat from North Korea, it is essential that the Alliance remains strong and one of mutual respect.