US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (left) with Japan's defence minister, Satoshi Morimoto, in Tokyo last month. Photo: EPA
US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (left) with Japan's defence minister, Satoshi Morimoto, in Tokyo last month. Photo: EPA

Japan seeks firmer pact with the US to confront China

Minister wants security guidelines to put more emphasis on threat to islands from China

US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (left) with Japan's defence minister, Satoshi Morimoto, in Tokyo last month. Photo: EPA
US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns (left) with Japan's defence minister, Satoshi Morimoto, in Tokyo last month. Photo: EPA
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