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Nakatani, PACOM chief confirm U.S.-Japan security cooperation

Asahi, Mainichi, and Nikkei wrote that Defense Minister Nakatani and Admiral Harry Harris, PACOM Commander, confirmed U.S.-Japan security cooperation in response to North Korea’s ballistic missile development and China’s maritime activities in the East and South China Seas during their talks at the Defense Ministry on July 25. Concerning the recent international tribunal ruling rejecting China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, the two officials agreed that it is important to act in line with international law. Asahi wrote that Nakatani and Harris also agreed to move forward with the FRF construction at Henoko and the return of a portion of the Northern Training Area in Okinawa.

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