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US and Japan defense chiefs to meet in Guam this month

Kono and Esper to discuss Aegis Ashore alternatives and China strategy

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono, right, last met with U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in January.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono and U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper are expected to meet in Guam on Aug. 29 for their first meeting in seven months.

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