Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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Japan announced that it would be joining the US training patrol in South China Sea

Japan to Join US Military Exercise in the South China Sea

Japan is looking to increase its presence in the South China Sea. The country has announced that it would be joining the US training patrol in the contested region. Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said that Japan would conduct similar exercises with regional navies as well.

Japan and the US

Japan to Increase South China Sea Patrols with US and Asian Allies

Japan will conduct bilateral and multilateral exercises with regional navies such as the Vietnam People's Navy and the Philippine Navy.

China Slams Japan’s new Defense Minister.

China Fumes as Tomomi Inada Ducks Question About Nanjing Massacre

China on Friday slammed Japan's new Defense Minister Tomomi Inada for not acknowledging Tokyo's wartime aggression during World War 2

Tomomi Inada Warns China.

Japan’s new Defense Minister Issues Warning to China and North Korea

Japan's new defense minister, Tomomi Inada, courted controversy on her very first day on the job, as she issued a stern warning to neighbors North Korea and China.

Japan Appionts New Defense Minister.

China Likely to be Upset as Japanese PM Picks up a Hawkish Defense Minister

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has appointed Tomomi Inada as the country's new defense minister as part of a limited Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday.

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