TOKYO Feb 3 U.S. President Donald Trump's
defense secretary reaffirmed America's commitment to its mutual
defense treaty with Japan during a meeting with Prime Minister
Shinzo Abe on Friday in Tokyo.
"Due to some of the provocations out of North Korea and
other challenges that we jointly face, I want to make certain
that Article 5 of our mutual defense treaty is understood to be
as real to us today as it was a year ago, five years ago, and as
it will be a year, and 10 years, from now," Defense Secretary
Jim Mattis said.
(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)