Japan’s Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and US counterpart James Mattis at their joint news conference after a meeting in Tokyo on June 29, 2018. Photo: Reuters

Mattis vows ‘strong defensive stance’ on North Korea

US defence secretary said Washington’s alliance with Japan was a ‘cornerstone’ of stability in Asia

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Japan’s Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and US counterpart James Mattis at their joint news conference after a meeting in Tokyo on June 29, 2018. Photo: Reuters
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