Germany is expected to deploy a frigate to Asia in August, which is likely to take part in joint exercises with units of Japan’s Self-Defence Forces. Photo: Getty Images Germany is expected to deploy a frigate to Asia in August, which is likely to take part in joint exercises with units of Japan’s Self-Defence Forces. Photo: Getty Images
Germany is expected to deploy a frigate to Asia in August, which is likely to take part in joint exercises with units of Japan’s Self-Defence Forces. Photo: Getty Images
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Japan, Germany’s first ‘2 plus 2’ dialogue shows extent of Tokyo’s outreach amid China’s rising assertiveness: analysts

  • Defence and foreign ministers from Berlin and Tokyo are expected to discuss the ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’, according to the Yomiuri newspaper
  • Experts say the meeting is significant and shows Japan is attempting to expand its security ties beyond traditional partners such as the US

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Germany is expected to deploy a frigate to Asia in August, which is likely to take part in joint exercises with units of Japan’s Self-Defence Forces. Photo: Getty Images Germany is expected to deploy a frigate to Asia in August, which is likely to take part in joint exercises with units of Japan’s Self-Defence Forces. Photo: Getty Images
Germany is expected to deploy a frigate to Asia in August, which is likely to take part in joint exercises with units of Japan’s Self-Defence Forces. Photo: Getty Images
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