An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home : Media : News : News Article View
NEWS | May 30, 2024

USINDOPACOM Commander Travels to Japan

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Public Affairs

TOKYO – Adm. Samuel J. Paparo, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM), visited Japan from May 27-29, 2024 for the first time since assuming command earlier this month.
Paparo met with senior Japanese officials, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Foreign Minister Yōko Kamikawa, Minister of Defense Minoru Kihara, Japan Joint Staff Chief of Staff Gen. Yoshihide Yoshida, and Deputy National Security Advisor Atsuo Suzuki. He underscored the U.S. commitment to advance our shared interest of a more peaceful, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.  Discussions included the DPRK’s recent missile launch and persistent violations of UN Security Council Resolutions, and trilateral cooperation between Japan, Philippine and U.S. forces following April’s first-ever leaders-level trilateral summit.
Paparo expressed appreciation to Japan for its leadership in building alliances with like-minded partners for a free and open Indo-Pacific. Both the U.S. and Japan underscored their commitment to upholding alliance agreements and the shared fundamental values of freedom, democracy and the rules-based international order in accordance with international law.
Paparo was accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel and Brig. Gen. George Rowell IV, deputy commander of U.S. Forces Japan.

CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
Tiger Strike 2024: USMC and Navy to Conduct Bilateral Training Exercise with Malaysia Armed Forces
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Sean Dynan, right, commanding officer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit gifts his command challenge coin to Malaysia Army Lt. Col. Mohd Zaki, commanding officer of 18th Battalion, Royal Malay Regiment, 10th Brigade (Para), during a key leader engagement at Sri Pantai Camp, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, May 28, 2024. Tiger Strike is a bilateral exercise between U.S. and Malaysia armed forces designed to enhance communication and build combat readiness through combined amphibious operations and subject matter expert exchanges in support of a shared vision for security and stability in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Robert Nanna)
May 29, 2024 - Members of the Malaysian and United States armed forces are scheduled to participate in Tiger Strike 2024, a bilateral training exercise in Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, from May 29 to June 6, 2024...

United States Provides Emergency Shelter and Humanitarian Support to Landslide-affected Communities in Enga: 2 million Kina ($500,000 USD) for emergency humanitarian assistance
May 29, 2024 - Following the tragic landslides in Enga, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will provide 2 million Kina ($500,000 USD) for emergency humanitarian assistance. USAID’s relief...

Thai American officer molds future Army leaders through AANHPI development network
The Pentagon’s Pacific Islander & Asian American Community Team hosts an event honoring Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders at the Pentagon Auditorium in Arlington, Va., on May 15, 2024. Event performers included the Taiko Ensemble, the Hale’ Para Agupa, the Cambodian Celestial Dance, Vietnamese Timeless Blossoms, Halau Nohona Hawaii, and a Taekwondo demonstration by Kong’s Taekwondo. Guest speakers included Advisor for Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islanders, Ms. Barbara Holston, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Mr. Edwin Oshiba, Commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area, U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm., Andrew Tiongson, Chief Human Capital Officer at U.S. Army Futures Command,  Ms. Hong Miller, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Seth Varayon, and Mr. Villamu Kuaea. (U.S. Army photo by Henry Villarama)
May 29, 2024 - A U.S. Army lieutenant colonel has led the charge to connect and develop a new generation of military leaders in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community...

USINDOPACOM Statement on DPRK Missile Launch
May 29, 2024 - We are aware of the DPRK’s ballistic missile launch and are consulting closely with the Republic of Korea and Japan, as well as other regional allies and partners. The United States condemns these actions and calls on the...

NAVFAC Pacific Awards $74 Million Contract for Child Development Center on Guam
May 28, 2024 - Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $74,409,403 firm-fixed price task order on May 21 to Black Construction – Tutor Perini JV of Harmon, Guam for the construction of a child development...