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Defense chiefs of U.S., Japan, South Korea to hold in-person meeting

Nikkei wrote that the United States, Japan, and South Korea are making arrangements to hold an in-person meeting between their defense ministers on the sidelines of the Shangri-la Dialogue to be held in Singapore on June 10-12. These will be the first trilateral talks between their defense chiefs since November 2019, when relations between Japan and South Korea deteriorated due to bilateral disputes. The paper speculated that the three nations will try to rebuild their three-way security cooperation following the launch of the Yoon administration in South Korea.

According to Asahi, Prime Minister Kishida is also making arrangements to attend the Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore. The paper wrote that Kishida will be the first Japanese prime minister to attend the regional security conference since Abe Shinzo in 2014.

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