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Thu Aug 4, 2022, 10:24 PM

Japan PM meets Pelosi, calls China drills 'grave problem'

Source: AP

By MARI YAMAGUCHI

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday that China’s military exercises aimed at Taiwan represent a “grave problem” that threatens regional peace and security after five ballistic missiles launched as part of the drills landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone.

Kishida, speaking after breakfast with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her congressional delegation, said the missile launches need to be “stopped immediately.”

China, which claims Taiwan and has threatened to annex it by force if necessary, called Pelosi’s visit earlier this week to the self-ruled island a provocation and on Thursday began military exercises, including missile strike training, in six zones surrounding Taiwan, in what could be its biggest since the mid-1990s.

In Taipei on Wednesday, Pelosi said the American commitment to democracy in Taiwan and elsewhere “remains ironclad.” She became the first House speaker to visit the island in 25 years.



U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks upon her arrival at the U.S. Yokota Air Base, in Fussa on the outskirts of Tokyo, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 10:31 PM

1. Narita International is too far

and security is low. Don’t know much on Haneda Airport.

Yokota AirBase is the only logical landing for the Tokyo area.

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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 12:50 AM

2. I think China will do this. I fear what is going to happen.

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