Philippine Marines and Armed Forces reservists train in Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines. Photo: EPA-EFE
Philippine Marines and Armed Forces reservists train in Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines. Photo: EPA-EFE

Japan offers defence tools to Philippines amid China’s claims in South, East China seas

  • In the US$1.1 million deal, Japan will deliver disaster-relief tools such as jackhammers, sonars and engine cutters
  • Japan has been stepping up defence and security cooperation with the Philippines, one of the countries involved in territorial disputes with China

Philippine Marines and Armed Forces reservists train in Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines. Photo: EPA-EFE
Philippine Marines and Armed Forces reservists train in Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines. Photo: EPA-EFE
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