Japan, U.S. make show of force

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Japanese Air Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Air Force conducted a joint exercise over the East China Sea on Saturday as North Korea celebrated its 69th national foundation day.

In the exercise, two Japanese F-15 fighters from the ASDF’s Naha base in Okinawa Prefecture and two U.S. B-1 bombers from the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam carried out a formation flight, according to the ASDF.

“It’s very important for the security of Japan that Japan and the United States exhibit their commitment to strengthening bilateral ties,” Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said.Speech

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