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Today, Vice President Mike Pence met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo, Japan. The Vice President reaffirmed the Administration’s steadfast commitment to the U.S.-Japan Alliance and underscored its role as the cornerstone of peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region.  Vice President Pence and Prime Minister Abe discussed the importance of maintaining close coordination, including trilaterally with the Republic of Korea, regarding the growing North Korean threat. They also consulted on ways to enhance cooperation on regional and global security issues of mutual concern.