Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the Japanese government remains concerned about the situation in Hong Kong and will be in close communication with the United States on the matter.
Suga spoke to reporters on Thursday following the enactment of US legislation that supports human rights and democracy in Hong Kong.
He said he hopes the situation in Hong Kong will be resolved soon and the city's stability will be maintained under the "one country, two systems" framework.
Suga appealed to all those concerned to exercise caution and to seek a solution through peaceful dialogue.
The chief government spokesperson indicated that the new US legislation will not affect Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Japan next year.