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Japan, US eye broader cooperation in new defense guidelines

Japan plans to conduct minesweeping activities in such strategic locations as the Persian Gulf. (Courtesy of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force)

TOKYO -- Japanese and U.S. forces will cooperate on mine disposal, ship inspections and defense of outlying islands under upgraded bilateral defense guidelines, reflecting Tokyo's ambitions to expand its military role overseas.

     Japanese defense and foreign ministers will meet with their American counterparts in New York on April 27 to revise the guidelines. Cooperation will be expanded considerably in light of China's maritime ambitions and North Korea's nuclear and missile development.

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