Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi chats to US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin in Tokyo last week. Photo: Lisa Ferdinando/Dod/Planet Pix v Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi chats to US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin in Tokyo last week. Photo: Lisa Ferdinando/Dod/Planet Pix v
Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi chats to US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin in Tokyo last week. Photo: Lisa Ferdinando/Dod/Planet Pix v
Taiwan

US, Japan agree to work together in event of Beijing-Taiwan military clash, sources say

  • US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi agree to cooperate but do not discuss how a response should be coordinated
  • Tokyo is reviewing the possibility of using its Self-Defence Forces to protect US warships and aircraft in event of conflict over Taiwan

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Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi chats to US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin in Tokyo last week. Photo: Lisa Ferdinando/Dod/Planet Pix v Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi chats to US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin in Tokyo last week. Photo: Lisa Ferdinando/Dod/Planet Pix v
Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi chats to US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin in Tokyo last week. Photo: Lisa Ferdinando/Dod/Planet Pix v
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