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Japan mulls joint US air patrols in South China Sea: report

2015-04-30 00:53:09       source:Live Mint

April 29, 2015

"Japan's military is considering joining the United States in maritime air patrols in the South China Sea in response to China’s increasingly assertive pursuit of territorial claims, a Japanese and a US source familiar with the discussions said.


News of the deliberations came as Japan and the United States unveiled new defence guidelines during a visit to Washington by Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, reflecting his plans for Japan to take on a wider security role beyond the direct defence of its home islands."

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