13:00 GMT19 January 2021
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    UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon and his Japanese counterpart Gen Nakatani have agreed on Saturday to hold joint military exercises involving the two countries’ air forces, local media reported.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) During their meeting in Tokyo, the sides reached a consensus on sending British fighter jets to Japan and carrying out drills with the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, the Kyodo news agency said.

    Tokyo and London underlined a need to swiftly sign a deal on cross-deliveries of military equipment and services.

    The sides also condemned any manifestations of terrorism during the talks and called on the international community to adopt common anti-terrorism measures, the news outlet added.

    Japan and the United Kingdom are set to hold a joint seminar to boost their military power on January 19 in the Philippines.

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