Japan’s presence in what it considers international waters may be seen by Beijing as tacit support for ownership claims made by the Philippines
Associated Press in Puerto Princesa, Philippines
A tiny military exercise in the Philippines this week may presage something much bigger: the entry of Japan into the tussle for control of the South China Sea.
A Japanese surveillance plane and about 20 troops conducted the first of two days of joint training with the Philippine navy on Tuesday off the coast of Palawan, a strategically important island not far from contested islands claimed by several countries including China and the…
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