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3Novices:Japan to supply chopper parts for Philippines military in bid to gain regional influence

Japan’s army will give thousands of helicopter parts to keep Philippine military choppers airborne, helping Tokyo gain clout with Manila in a contest with China to secure influence over the strategic South China Sea nation, four sources said.
Military diplomacy is a new means for Japan to confound China’s bid for control in the bitterly contested South China Sea as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks a regional military role amid a retreat from decades of state pacifism.
The pact could…
August 10, 2017 at 04:31PM http://ift.tt/2vS1uVh
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