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Japan closely monitoring China's aircraft carrier - spokesman
December 26, 2016 / 3:07 AM / a year ago

Japan closely monitoring China's aircraft carrier - spokesman

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s top government spokesman said on Monday a Chinese aircraft carrier’s voyage in the Pacific shows China’s expanding military capability and Japan was closely monitoring it.

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga attends a Thomson Reuters Newsmaker event in Tokyo, Japan August 30, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Files

Japan would take all steps for warning and surveillance activity in the area, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference.

China says its first aircraft carrier is carrying out routine exercises in the Western Pacific.

Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Robert Birsel

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