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Indo-Pacific

Japan conducts first air force drill with Germany at home

German fighter jets show Indo-Pacific reach with nonstop flight from Singapore

German and Japanese fighter jets fly over Japan during a training exercise on Sept. 28. (Photo courtesy of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force)

TOKYO -- The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force and the German Air Force conducted their first exercise around Japan on Wednesday, as Berlin increases its involvement in Indo-Pacific security.

A Eurofighter Typhoon jet piloted by Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhartz, chief of the German Air Force, landed at Japan's Hyakuri Air Base northeast of Tokyo around 4:30 p.m. after an eight-hour flight from Singapore. It was one of three German fighters to take part in the flight drill through Japanese airspace.

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