Japan and the US have also broadly agreed to extend by one year the current deal on Tokyo’s costs for hosting American troops. The agreement coincided with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken voicing concern over China’s incursions into Japanese territorial waters.Under the agreement, Japan will shoulder roughly 200 billion yen (US$1.9 billion), about the same as last year, for the so-called host nation support, they said. The current five-year deal will expire next month. Talks for cost…

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