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The Defense Agency has outlined an action plan for cooperating with U.S. forces during foreign attacks on Japan or emergencies in areas surrounding it, agency sources said Sunday.

An outline of the scheme, which has been studied by a panel of uniformed officers from Japan and the United States, is likely to be submitted to the “two plus two” meeting of foreign and defense ministers of the two countries, expected to be held in the U.S. late September, the sources said.

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