Japan conducts first submarine drill in disputed sea-reports
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Japan has carried out its first submarine drill in the South China Sea, a newspaper said Monday, a move that could provoke Beijing which claims most of the disputed waters. Submarine Kuroshio on Thursday joined three Japanese warships in waters just southwest of the China-controlled Scarborough Shoal, the Asahi Shimbun said. China claims most of the resource-rich South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in shipping trade passes annually, despite competing claims from Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
Japan conducts first submarine drill in disputed sea-reports. (2018, September 18). Manila Bulletin, pp. 1, 4.
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