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Kishida expresses concern over Chinese and Russian vessels’ moves around Japan

Nikkei wrote that during a stump speech in Osaka on Monday, Prime Minister Kishida expressed concern over the recent circling of the Japanese archipelago by a fleet of ten Chinese and Russian navy vessels by passing through the Tsugaru Strait toward the Pacific and transiting the Osumi Strait. Kishida said these moves are disturbing. Defense Minister Kishi also expressed concern over the moves during a meeting with visiting Secretary of the Navy Del Toro. Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Isozaki told reporters on Monday that the GOJ is watching the situation with great concern and continues to conduct warning and surveillance activities.

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