Japan considering joint U.S. air patrols

Moves to respond to assertive China.

Japan considering joint U.S. air patrols in South China Sea – sources

BY NOBUHIRO KUBO, TIM KELLY AND DAVID BRUNNSTROM

(Reuters) – 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 U.S. 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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Source: uk.reuters.com

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