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Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 20, 2018

The Department of State released today Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XIX, Part 2, Japan, 1969–1972. Part 1 of the volume on U.S. bilateral relations with Korea, 1969–1972, was published in 2010.

This volume is part of a Foreign Relations subseries that documents the most important foreign policy issues of the Richard Nixon administration. It provides material on the administration’s efforts to adapt the U.S.-Japan Alliance in response to both an evolving bilateral context, with the strengthening of Japan’s political and economic institutions, and a changing international environment, in which the United States was seeking to reduce its military involvement in Indochina, to improve relations with the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China, and to realign an international economic system that had been created to address the challenges and concerns of the era following the Second World War.

This compilation was compiled and edited by David P. Nickles. The volume and this press release are available on the Office of the Historian website at Copies of the volume will be available for purchase from the U.S. Government Publishing Office online at  (GPO S/N 044-000-02694-5; ISBN 978-0-16-094648-6), or by calling toll-free 1-866-512-1800 (Washington, DC area 202-512-1800). For further information, contact

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