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Japan, US vow to cooperate in space, cyber domains

Foreign and defense ministers affirm that security treaty covers new threats

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) -- Japan and the United States agreed Friday to strengthen defense cooperation in space, cyber and electronic warfare in a veiled response to China and Russia for their drives to boost capabilities in such new domains.

The foreign and defense ministers of the two allies affirmed coordination in cross-domain operations involving conventional domains of ground, sea and air, as well as priority areas of space, cyberspace and electromagnetic waves that disrupt radios, jam global positioning systems and paralyze units, they said in a joint statement issued after a meeting in Washington.

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