Foreign media: another finger at the South China Sea

According to Kyodo News Agency report on August 29 in Tokyo, Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono held talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Stephen esper on August 29 local time in the U.S. territory of Guam. The two claimed that they both opposed the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the East China Sea and South China Sea against the background of strength, and reached a consensus on the importance of the so-called “rule of law”. Japan’s defense minister, taro Kono, said on Friday that he would visit Guam and hold talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Jasper to discuss regional missile defense. “In view of the current security situation, it is very important to hold face-to-face discussions,” Kono said at a news conference He also said that in his meeting with esper on Saturday, “I want to talk about our position in defense cooperation.”. Japan’s defense ministry official said that during the meeting at Anderson air force base, the two sides will also discuss Japan’s deterrence against North Korea’s missile threat, after Tokyo decided in June to cancel the plan to deploy the land-based “Aegis” anti missile system developed by the United States.