WASHINGTON (Kyodo) Japan is likely to participate in the United States’ review of its strategy in Afghanistan, sources close to Japanese-U.S. relations said Saturday.

The U.S. asked for Japan’s participation when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone in Tokyo on Tuesday, and Tokyo is beginning to discuss the request in a forward-looking manner as part of global efforts to stabilize the war-torn country, the sources said.

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