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Japan Coast Guard beefing up fleet for patrol of Senkaku Islands
The Taketomi and Nagura cutters are the latest additions to the Japan Coast Guard. (Jun Kaneko)
Even as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks a first summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in November, his administration is strengthening the Japan Coast Guard fleet to boost...
Japan Coast Guard to bolster patrols around Senkaku Islands
Japan Coast Guard cutters keep a close watch on Chinese surveillance ships near the Senkaku Islands. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Japan Coast Guard is planning to create a fleet of 12 cutters to patrol the waters around the Senkaku Islands in response to the constant presence there of ships affiliated ...
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