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Defense Minister Kishi says U.S. drills in Japan’s territory are “important” 

  • March 6, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
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Saturday’s Yomiuri wrote that concerning the U.S. military’s reported plan in February to conduct drills in waters near the Senkaku Islands, Defense Minister Kishi said on Friday he would refrain from commenting on the operations of the U.S. military. However, he went on to say that the U.S. military’s drills in Japan’s territory are important to maintain the peace and security of Japan. Concerning Chinese coast guard vessels’ repeated intrusions into Japan’s territorial waters, Kishi said that Japan will firmly deal with issues related to the Senkakus by coordinating with the United States. 

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