US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin welcomes Japanese Defence Minister Yasukazu Hamada at the Pentagon on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin welcomes Japanese Defence Minister Yasukazu Hamada at the Pentagon on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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Japan and US eye joint research to counter hypersonic weapons, amid China concerns

  • The agreement between Defence Minister Yasukazu Hamada and his US counterpart Lloyd Austin was reached during an in-person meeting at the Pentagon
  • Countries will also cooperate ‘closely and seamlessly’ toward preventing attempts at unilateral change in status quo in the Taiwan Strait, Hamada says

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin welcomes Japanese Defence Minister Yasukazu Hamada at the Pentagon on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin welcomes Japanese Defence Minister Yasukazu Hamada at the Pentagon on Wednesday. Photo: AFP
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