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Japan to establish Self-Defense Forces 'joint command' in 2024

Move aims to better coordinate with U.S. military as Taiwan tensions mount

Japan is starting the process of restructuring the Self-Defense Forces' command system.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan is moving to set up a new joint command and a new commanding officer position to oversee its three Self-Defense Force units and better coordinate with the U.S. military in emergencies, Nikkei has learned.

The restructuring could take place as soon as 2024 as the nation remains vigilant for any potential crisis in the Taiwan Strait.

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