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Japan, US call off joint drill to ‘retake’ disputed islands fearing backlash from China

ANI [1]
Oct 22, 2012

Japan and the United States have decided to cancel a joint security drill to recapture a remote island in Okinawa Prefecture, according to sources.

Tokyo and Washington were considering holding the drill on the uninhabited island of Irisuna as part of joint military exercise slated for November.

Sources said that the drill could lead to a backlash from Beijing, which has reacted harshly to Japan’s nationalization of the Senkaku Islands, which are also claimed by China and Taiwan.

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