The Japan-U.S. defense cooperation guidelines, which are to be reviewed this fall, do not specify the geographical areas in which Japan can carry out defense maneuvers, Taku Yamasaki, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Policy Affairs Research Council said Aug. 20.

Yamasaki also said the guidelines will not affect existing security frameworks such as the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty. He added that Japan will adopt legislation to effectively honor the guidelines.

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