U.S. and Japan Hold Nonproliferation Dialogue in Tokyo

On May 2 this year, the NPT marked the first meeting of the five-year cycle leading to its tenth Review Conference in 2020, the year that marks the 50th anniversary of the treaty’s entry into force. This milestone provides an opportunity for all parties to reflect on the benefits they derive from the Treaty, celebrate the goals they have achieved as partners, and further commit to work together to sustain global security.

For their part, the U.S. and Japan held their fifth Nonproliferation Dialogue in Tokyo May 23-24. This annual meeting is one of several exchanges the United States and Japan hold each year to strengthen bilateral cooperation to address the threat posed by the proliferation of sensitive dual-use technologies, weapons of mass destruction, and their means of delivery.