A Japanese tank fires during an exercise in Hokkaido on December 7, 2021. Photo: AP
A Japanese tank fires during an exercise in Hokkaido on December 7, 2021. Photo: AP
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US-Japan military drills take place amid ‘escalating tensions’ from China, Russia

  • The Exercise Resolute Dragon involves land, sea and air drills, and comes after a series of manoeuvres with troops from Australia, Germany and the UK
  • Tokyo’s military push also comes amid record defence spending that hasn’t attracted much backlash, suggesting people ‘accept it is necessary’, an analyst says

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A Japanese tank fires during an exercise in Hokkaido on December 7, 2021. Photo: AP
A Japanese tank fires during an exercise in Hokkaido on December 7, 2021. Photo: AP
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