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U.S., Japanese defense chiefs confirm Senkakus fall under Article V of security pact

  • November 15, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
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Sunday’s Yomiuri and Sankei wrote that Defense Minister Kishi held a teleconference with Acting Defense Secretary Miller on Saturday and confirmed that the Senkaku Islands fall under the scope of Article V of the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty. Yomiuri wrote that the two defense chiefs also agreed that their nations will continue to work closely to achieve Japan’s plan for an offshore alternative to the canceled Aegis Ashore deployment. Mainichi wrote that Kishi and Miller also discussed China and North Korea.

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