Japan to enhance defense and economic ties with Italy

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Japan and Italy plan to enhance security and defense cooperation. Italy plans to increase its presence in the region, scheduling visits by its warships. Japan aims to counter China’s assertiveness while welcoming Britain’s increased presence. Advertisement On Monday, the leaders of Japan and Italy announced their intention to strengthen cooperation in security and defense, including advancing their joint development of a next-generation fighter jet with Britain. Tokyo welcomed Italy’s decision to expand its involvement in the Indo-Pacific, following a meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Italian counterpart Giorgia Meloni. Italy plans to increase its presence in the...