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Defense Minister Kishi, Chargé Young discuss China’s new coast guard law

  • February 10, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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All national papers except Asahi took up a meeting between Defense Minister Kishi and U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Young that was held at the ministry yesterday, saying the two officials exchanged views on China’s recent enactment of a new coast guard law. “We have serious misgivings” about the statute, said the Japanese cabinet minister. “It is absolutely unacceptable.” Chargé Young was quoted as saying in reply that the U.S. and Japan share the goal of pursuing a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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