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Three Chinese navy ships circumnavigate Japan

  • July 1, 2022
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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Nikkei wrote that the Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday that three Chinese navy ships, including two guided-missile destroyers, circumnavigated the Japanese archipelago over the past three weeks. The ministry said that they sailed through waters between Okinawa’s main island and Miyako Island on June 29-30 and entered the East China Sea on Thursday after circling Japan. The ministry observed five Russian navy vessels circling Japan on June 15-21. Defense Minister Kishi told reporters on Thursday that both nations conducted the operations as a show of force near Japan and that Japan is closely watching their moves. Yomiuri and Sankei ran similar reports.

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