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France sounds out Japan on concluding reciprocal access agreement 

  • December 6, 2021
  • , Sankei
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Monday’s Sankei led with a report on its finding that the French government has sounded out the GOJ on the idea of concluding a reciprocal access agreement between the two countries that will facilitate Japanese and French forces’ conducting of joint training and operations in each other’s country. The paper speculated that the move demonstrates the French government’s intention to strengthen security cooperation with Japan with the aim of curbing China’s hegemonic activities. 

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