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South China Sea

Japan, U.S., Philippines reinforce collaboration in marine security

Three nations' coast guards conduct drills with China's marine expansion in mind

Japan, the U.S. and the Philippines hold a ceremony for the arrival of the Japanese and U.S. coast guard ships in Manila on June 1. (Photo by Yuichi Shiga)

MANILA -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) began joint drills with the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) on Thursday, marking the first exercise of its kind between the three countries.

Japan, the U.S. and the Philippines are reinforcing their collaboration in marine security in the face of China's expansion in the South China Sea.

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