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US Indo-Pacific commander visits Japan in maiden overseas trip

Aquilino discusses China, Taiwan and base realignment with leaders in Tokyo

Adm. John Aquilino, left, commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command, is welcomed by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga at the start of their meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on June 1.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Adm. John Aquilino, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, met with Japan's top echelon on Tuesday as he made his first overseas trip since assuming the post at the end of April.

During his 15-minute meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the two men expressed their strong opposition to China's unilateral attempts to alter the status quo in the East China Sea.

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