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U.S.-Japan alliance strengthened by security legislation effectuation five years ago 

  • September 19, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
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The Saturday editions of Yomiuri, Nikkei, and Mainichi reported on the fifth anniversary of the effectuation of Japan’s security legislation on Sept. 19. Nikkei wrote that the U.S.-Japan alliance has been strengthened and become the foundation for promoting the “Free and Open Indo Pacific” initiative, adding that at a press conference on Aug. 28, former Prime Minister Abe cited the security legislation as part of his legacy and stressed its significance by saying it enabled the U.S. and Japan to help each other and strengthened the alliance. The paper added that the deepened U.S.-Japan relations have allowed Japan to forge stronger cooperation with Japan’s “quasi-allies” such as the UK, Australia, and India. 

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