Japan, Philippines sign defence pact in the face of shared alarm over China

Japan, Philippines sign defence pact in the face of shared alarm over China

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Category : National Published on: July 10 2024

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  • Japan and the Philippines have signed a Reciprocal Access Agreement, enabling Japanese forces to participate in joint military exercises on Philippine soil.
  • This agreement marks a significant development in bilateral relations, especially in light of historical tensions stemming from Japan's WWII occupation of the Philippines.
  • The agreement reflects a strategic move to strengthen alliances in the face of China's growing assertiveness in the region.
  • Signed by Philippine Defence Secretary Gilberto Teodoro and Japanese Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa, it underscores mutual efforts to enhance regional security and stability.
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