Defence Notes

USA and Japan revise ‘defence guidelines’

3rd May 2015 - 19:24 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


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In a long-awaited move, the US and Japan updated their ‘Guidelines for US-Japan Defense Cooperation’ during bilateral 2+2 talks in New York on 27 April. Significantly, it is the first revision of the foundational document since 1997.

The new guidelines provide for Japan to defend regional allies coming under ...

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