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International relations

Japanese submarine conducts drill in South China Sea

Chinese reaction relatively muted with Abe planning October visit

Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine Kuroshio met up with three other vessels in the South China Sea for drills last week. (Photo from Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force website)   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- A Japanese submarine conducted a drill in the South China Sea alongside three other vessels, the Maritime Self-Defense Force said in a rare statement Monday as it aims to curb China's militarization of the region.

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