Japanese defense chief to visit Vietnam this week: report

Gen Nakatani, head of the Japan Defense Agency, will visit Vietnam from November 5-7 at the invitation of Minister of National Defense Phung Quang Thanh, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported. His Vietnam visit would follow the ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) Plus, to be held from November 3-5 in Malaysia. The two sides are expected to discuss China’s territorial claims in the East Sea, internationally known as South China Sea, Japanese media reported.

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