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Philippines, Japan on Verge of Key Defense Pact

Japan's Defense Minister Minoru Kihara (photo) and Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa will meet with their Filipino counterparts on July 8, 2024 to sign a landmark security pact. NHAC NGUYEN / AFP

By Pam Castro

The Philippines and Japan are set to sign on Monday a key defence pact that will allow the deployment of troops on each other’s territory.

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