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U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff Gen. Yoshiyuki Sugiyama salute Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Honor Guard at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Japan, 7 Nov. 2016. The JGSDF held a welcoming ceremony for U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein as part of his first visit to the region as Air Force chief of staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff Gen. Yoshiyuki Sugiyama salute Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Honor Guard at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 7, 2016. The JGSDF held a welcoming ceremony for U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein as part of his first visit to the region as Air Force chief of staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks with Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Tokyo, Japan, 7 Nov. 2016. As part of his first visit to the region as Air Force chief of staff, Goldfein expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome and spoke about the importance of the strong U.S., Japan alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks with Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 7, 2016. As part of his first visit to the region as Air Force chief of staff, Goldfein expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome and spoke about the importance of the strong U.S., Japan alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein prepares to lay a wreath at a memorial for fallen members of Japan Self-Defense Forces at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Japan, 7 Nov. 2016. As part of his first visit to the region as Air Force chief of staff, Goldfein met with leaders of the Japanese government and Japan Air Self-Defense Forces.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein prepares to lay a wreath at a memorial for fallen members of Japan Self-Defense Forces at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 7, 2016. As part of his first visit to the region as Air Force chief of staff, Goldfein met with leaders of the Japanese government and Japan Air Self-Defense Forces.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released)

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Honor Guard stand in formation at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Japan, 7 Nov. 2016. The JGSDF held a welcoming ceremony for U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein as part of his first visit to the region as Air Force chief of staff.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released)

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Honor Guard stand in formation at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 7, 2016. The JGSDF held a welcoming ceremony for U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein as part of his first visit to the region as Air Force chief of staff.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein shakes hands with Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Tokyo, Japan, 7 Nov. 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein shakes hands with Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 7, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released)

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Honor Guard Band perform the Star-Spangled Banner at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Japan, 7 Nov. 2016. The JGSDF held a welcoming ceremony for U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein as part of his first visit to the region as Air Force chief of staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released)

Members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Honor Guard Band perform the Star-Spangled Banner at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 7, 2016. The JGSDF held a welcoming ceremony for U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein as part of his first visit to the region as Air Force chief of staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith/Released)

TOKYO, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein spoke with Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 7, 2016. As part of his first visit to the region as Air Force chief of staff, Goldfein expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome and spoke about the importance of the strong U.S., Japan alliance.