• Kyodo


The government said Thursday that the Japan-U.S. alliance has become “stronger than ever” as the Tokyo marked the second anniversary of the enforcement of controversial security legislation that has expanded the role of the Self-Defense Forces.

“The deterrence force has improved,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference. “Japan’s own efforts to defend its own country are also effective in defense cooperation with the United States.”

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