US and Japan will jointly protect Taiwan from China


In the event of a real military confrontation between Taiwan and mainland China, Tokyo and Washington will stand shoulder to shoulder in defending the island from Beijing's claims. This was announced on Sunday, March 21, by the Japanese agency Kyodo, citing its sources in the Japanese government.


This week, the Japanese capital hosted a meeting between Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin, during which the parties discussed cooperation in the event of such an armed conflict. The details of military assistance to Taiwan were not discussed.

At the same time, Kishi drew the attention of his American colleague to the recent increasing activity of Chinese combat aircraft in the vicinity of the Taiwan Strait. According to the agency, Tokyo is considering the possibility of sending the Self-Defense Forces to help the aviation and the United States Navy in case the conflict over Taiwan escalates into a hot phase - thus, the United States and Japan will jointly defend Taiwan from the PRC.

Meanwhile, according to the Nikkei newspaper, the United States and Japan may soon conduct joint exercises to protect the disputed Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea.

Probably, the maneuvers of American troops and the Japanese Self-Defense Forces will take place before the end of 2021. They will involve Japanese air, land and sea units, as well as American military aviation and marines.
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  1. amateur Offline amateur
    amateur (Victor) 21 March 2021 14: 04
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    Tokyo and Washington will stand shoulder to shoulder in defending the island from Beijing's claims

    Two bombs from the Americans are not enough for the Japanese. They also want to get it from Beijing.
  2. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 21 March 2021 15: 17
    +1
    Another Nanjing Japan is preparing? Not funny. Wrong time.
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 21 March 2021 15: 55
      +1
      Yes, no one there heard about Nanking ... sad
  3. 1_2 Offline 1_2
    1_2 (Ducks are flying) 21 March 2021 17: 09
    +1
    Amer Eun's clowns are afraid, and in front of China and the Russian Federation, they generally put in their pants
  4. Dmitry Petrovich (Dmitry Petrovich) 21 March 2021 20: 28
    +1
    Well, mattresses are able to draw countries into their harlot, and then, with their tail between their legs, into the bushes and sort it out yourself.
  5. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 22 March 2021 07: 18
    0
    Without Taiwan, it was decided for Taiwan how the capitalistic "patrons" would defend it.
    It is impossible to attack the Japanese, but defending the aggressor is sacred ...