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Japan’s navy denies practice invasion

Japan’s navy on Saturday denied a report that Japan and the United States held a drill simulating a Chinese invasion of disputed islands during recent joint naval exercises. The U.S. and Japan sent a flotilla of warships — including the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk and its battle group — off Japan’s southern coast for a week of war games in mid-November called Annualex 18G, their largest joint naval exercise of the year. One of the drills addressed a hypothetical Chinese military invasion of a group of uninhabited islands called Diaoyu in Chinese and Senkaku in Japanese that both Tokyo and Beijing claim. Full Story

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