• Kyodo


Defense Minister Gen Nakatani will hold talks with the commander of the U.S. forces in the Pacific, Adm. Harry Harris, this month in Hawaii to discuss China’s military presence in the South China Sea, a government source said.

The U.S. late last month sent a warship within 12 miles of an artificial island recently created by China atop a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands. China claims that by doing so, the U.S. destroyer intruded into its territorial waters.

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