Japan and the United States held joint exercises

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TOKYO, May 26 – RIA Novosti. Japan and the United States conducted an air force exercise over the Sea of ​​Japan with the participation of 8 fighters, the Japanese Defense Ministry said.
“The Japan Self-Defense Forces have conducted joint exercises with the United States. They are aimed at reaffirming the readiness for an immediate response, based on a strong alliance (of the two countries), and further strengthening the Japan-US alliance. The Self-Defense Forces and the US military are constantly cooperating closely to ensure defense of our country and peace and stability in the region, and always ready for any unforeseen situations.Through such exercises, the ability and desire to make an active contribution to peace and stability in the region will be supported and strengthened.The exercise was held on May 25. It was attended by 4 fighter jets F-16s of the US Air Force and 4 F-15 fighters of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force,” the statement said.

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The Kyodo news agency said on Wednesday that aircraft from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the US Air Force conducted joint patrols in the Sea of ​​Japan area. The agency did not rule out that this overflight could be a response to patrols by Chinese and Russian aircraft of areas in the Sea of ​​Japan and East China Seas, as well as to the latest missile tests of the DPRK.

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