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U.S.-Japan defense ties deepened due to enactment of security legislation four years ago

  • September 19, 2019
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei reported that yesterday marked the fourth anniversary of the passage of Japan’s comprehensive security laws, noting that defense cooperation between Japan and the U.S. has deepened steadily as a result because the SDF has provided “protection” of U.S. military assets on numerous occasions when they engaged in patrol operations to defend against missile launches by North Korea. Defense Minister Kono reportedly told the press yesterday that the laws have allowed the SDF to seamlessly respond to various types of contingencies and are conducive to enhancing the U.S.-Japan alliance.  

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