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Japan, U.S. defense chiefs affirm cooperation over Taiwan emergency

Japan, U.S. defense chiefs affirm cooperation over Taiwan emergency

Japan, U.S. defense chiefs affirm cooperation over Taiwan emergency

21 March 2021
Kyodo News

TOKYO – Japanese and U.S. defense chiefs have agreed in their recent meeting in Tokyo to closely cooperate in the event of a military clash between China and Taiwan, Japanese government sources said Saturday.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin brought up the issue when he held talks with Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi on Tuesday, though there was no discussion on how their countries should coordinate their response to such an emergency, the sources said.

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