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Japan’s defense chief tells Chinese counterpart of ‘serious’ military concerns

Defense Minister Minoru Kihara reiterated his “serious concerns” about the increasing pace of Chinese military moves in Japan during his first meeting with China’s defense chief on Saturday.

During a meeting with Chinese Defense Minister Dong Jun on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference in Singapore, Kihara called the talks “a very important opportunity for dialogue,” with the two agreeing to “continue to promote dialogue and exchanges ‘ as the two sides remain divided on a number of issues.

“There are many security concerns between Japan and China, with the situation in the East China Sea, including the Senkaku Islands, and the Chinese side’s increased military activities in the airspace around our country,” Kihara told Dong at the opening of the conference. meeting, which lasted approximately 50 minutes.

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