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Japan to expand SDF base in Djibouti

  • November 19, 2017
  • , Asahi, Nikkei, Sankei
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Several Sunday papers took up the announcement by Defense Minister Onodera on Saturday that the GOJ has reached an agreement with the government of Djibouti to rent three additional hectares of land adjacent to the existing SDF base there so that SDF personnel can provide training to the local military. The papers speculated that the move is intended to hold China in check as it appears to be rapidly increasing its military presence in Africa.     

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