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Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera plans to visit the United States for talks with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel over the Golden Week holidays from late April to early May, Japanese and U.S. government sources said Tuesday.

Onodera and Hagel are expected to discuss China’s activities near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea and North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats, as well as other topics, the sources said.

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