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Motegi comments on Chinese, Russian militaries’ joint operations around Japan  

  • October 27, 2021
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Mainichi and Sankei took up remarks made to the press yesterday by Foreign Minister Motegi who disclosed that Japan has conveyed to China and Russia through diplomatic channels that its has a “strong interest” in the recent passage by a fleet of ten Chinese and Russian warships through the Tsugaru and Osumi Straits. “We will continue to pay keen attention to the maritime activities around Japan by the Chinese and Russian navies while taking into account the security environment of Japan and the region.”   

 

According to Yomiuri, Defense Minister Kishi also commented on the two militaries’ operations by saying: “Such large-scale, extensive operations are unprecedented and extremely unusual. We view them as a show of force to Japan.” 

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