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Defense Minister Taro Kono is arranging talks with his U.S. counterpart Mark Esper for Aug. 29 when he visits Guam, Defense Ministry sources said Wednesday, with China and North Korea expected to be high on their agenda.

It would be the Japanese minister’s first overseas trip since he refrained from traveling due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, having last attended an international conference in Germany in February.

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