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Japan warns US-South Korea drills 'vital'

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Japan’s Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera speaks at the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore June 2, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su

US military drills with South Korea and Washington’s troop presence there are “vital” for regional security, Japan said Wednesday, raising concerns after US President Donald Trump said the drills would be halted.
“The drills and the US military stationed in South Korea play a vital role in East Asia’s security,” Japan’s defence minister Itsunori Onodera said when asked about Trump’s surprise announcement.

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