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TALLULAH LUTKIN and TOGO SHIRAISHI, Nikkei staff writers January 25, 2018 18:24 JST | China
PARIS -- France intends to increase joint military exercises with Japan, French Defense Minister Florence Parly has told the Nikkei Asian Review, showing her aim to deter China in the South China Sea.
France's Defense and Foreign Affairs ministers are set to travel to Japan for a meeting with their counterparts on Friday.
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