Government of Japan F-X Decision

December 20, 2011

The United States worked closely with the Government of Japan and provided strong support to the selection process. We are pleased with the decision of the Government of Japan to purchase a U.S. candidate platform.

The US-Japan Alliance is the cornerstone of stability and security in Japan and the region as a whole. This decision reflects the vitality of our Alliance and will greatly enhance our bilateral cooperation and interoperability. Japan's purchase of the U.S. candidate platform will strengthen the military ties between the United States and Japan and promote peace, stability, and economic prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. This decision will also create jobs in both the United States and Japan, including approximately 10,000 new jobs in the United States alone.