December 28, 2021 at 15:55 JST
Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi meets with reporters after a video call with his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe on Dec. 27 in Tokyo. (The Asahi Shimbun)
Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi agreed to launch a military hotline with China next year, Japan's government spokesperson said on Tuesday, citing recent talks between Kishi and his Chinese counterpart.
Kishi held a video call with Wei Fenghe on Monday where the Japanese defense chief stressed the importance of stability in the Taiwan strait, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said.
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