Japan tells China, Russia it has 'severe concerns' over joint air patrols: spokesperson


TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Japan has told China and Russia it has "severe concerns" over their frequent joint air force activities around Japan's territory, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said on Thursday.

"We will closely monitor the increasing cooperation between the two countries with a sense of concern," Matsuno, Japan's top government spokesperson, told a regular press conference, adding that Japan would "decisively protect" its territories.

The Russian defence ministry on Wednesday announced its military and Chinese counterpart conducted joint patrols of strategic warplanes over the Sea of Japan and East China Sea.

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Rodger Hartley

yes, that is what NATO is supposed to be doing, but they are determined to become the only world government. The way they look at things is the fact they represent many governments they can make the decisions for all equally ! that is the reason our current leader is pushing for the one world government. That has been going on since the 1950's. Our government can't keep their hands out of the rest of the governments decisions ! We do need to become sovereign again. You might not like the person, but that is what Trump was trying to do ! He told NATO to go to hell ! He also wanted the USA to be self supported !

David Murphree

if they hit Japan America will intervene. no worries about that. they can't afford another war and China does too much business so they won't get involved.


Japan knows Russia was originally going to attack Japan before Ukraine. But last minute Russia switched it to Ukraine. Doesnt mean they cant still attack Japan. Especially if China is going to go ahead and get involved.


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