Kerry firms up U.S. unity with Japan on treaty commitments, ADIZ

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the State Department in Washington on Feb. 7.   /Win McNamee/Getty Images North America

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida at the State Department in Washington on Feb. 7. /Win McNamee/Getty Images North America

The United States would unambiguously honor its defense obligation to defend Japan if the Senkaku Islands came under Chinese attack, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Feb. 7 while hosting visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. Kerry referred to the 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security which is still in effect.

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