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Japan to conduct joint training with U.S. for defense of Senkakus 

  • March 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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Saturday’s Sankei and Sunday’s Nikkei focused on remarks made on a TV program on Friday night by Defense Minister Kishi. He reportedly suggested that later this year the SDF and the U.S. military will hold a joint exercise for defending the Senkaku Islands from foreign aggression. “It is important for Japan to enhance SDF readiness through joint training so that adversaries will know how Japan would react” in the event of a contingency, said the defense chief, adding that the envisaged drill will involve the participation of all three branches of the SDF.   

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