The east coast of China was the site of joint military exercises between American and Japanese jets, according to a report from the Japanese Ministry of Defense on Thursday.
According to Japan's Air Self-Defense Force, 52 aircraft, including F-15s and F-35s, plus support boats, performed "bilateral training" this week over the Sea of Japan, the Pacific Ocean, and the East China Sea (ASDF). According to reports, military cooperation between China and Russia in the Indo-Pacific grew after President Joe Biden's visit to Tokyo in May.
Due to Beijing's "attempts to change the status quo by coercion," the security situation in the Indo-Pacific is “becoming increasingly severe” in light of Beijing’s “, according to a report from Japan's ASDF on Monday.
According to CNN, the Japanese and American navies have started patrolling the area around Taiwan's Nansei and Senkaku Islands. According to a congressional investigation, the Senkaku Islands are claimed by China, Japan, and Taiwan.
According to the U.S. Naval Institute, Chinese and Russian warships passed by the Senkaku Islands on July 5. Patrols by the US and Japanese navies came next.
In the days following the murder of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe by a Japanese military veteran using a homemade weapon, U.S. and Japanese air force exercises have taken place. On Weibo, the hashtag "Abe has no vital signs" received more than 28,000 likes.
According to the New York Times, Abe amended Japan's constitution to boost military spending. The Wall Street Journal claims that Abe's national security council helps the government gather intelligence more successfully by removing "jurisdictional hurdles."
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