Japan, 'Israel' agree on military collaboration
Israeli security minister Benny Gantz met Japanese counterpart Yasukazu Hamada in Tokyo, Japan.
Japan and the Israeli occupation are working on military collaborations, where they will be exchanging military equipment and technology, as revealed by Israeli Security Minister Benny Gantz on Tuesday.
"Today, the two ancient nations, powerful democracies and engines of innovation, embark on a new venture, the partnership based on trust," Gantz was quoted making these claims by the Kyodo news agency.
Earlier today, Gantz met his Japanese counterpart Yasukazu Hamada in Tokyo, Japan. The two did not specify what weapons will be included in the agreement.
Hamada also addressed Russia's involvement in Ukraine, slamming Moscow's 'efforts to change the status quo in the region.'
Japan, within this context, is seeking more influence in the region to counter China, as per US interest.
Last week, a major Japanese newspaper, Yomiuri, revealed that the US military and Japan's Self-Defense Forces (SDF) reportedly forged an agreement in December to set up an attack base on the Nansei Islands in the case of an "emergency," should war arise between Taipei and Beijing.
The proposal, if implemented, would see US troops stationed on the Nansei Islands at a temporary attack base, with the SDF providing support in the form of additional troops if a military danger to Taiwan was near, according to Tokyo officials cited by the Kyodo news agency.
Japan has also been maneuvering to establish its print on the African continent, announcing its plans on Saturday to invest around $30 billion in Africa over the next 3 years and that it will also appoint a special envoy to the Horn of Africa.
Japan will be pumping about $8.3 million into the Liptako-Gourma tri-borders between Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso, which have been recently experiencing heavy armed conflict. It is noteworthy that the region is rich in gold and other resources.