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France to Boost Japanese Military Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Jan 9, 2014, 10:40 PM

What? France is trying to shed it's image as the world's number one 'cheese-eating surrender monkeys.' The French government has pledged to upgrade weapons for Japan's military.

According to Channel NewsAsia, "France and Japan vowed on Thursday to strengthen their military ties, as Tokyo seeks French support in its long-running spat with Beijing over disputed islands that has raised fresh tensions."

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is quoted as saying that, "We want to put in place concrete actions... to reinforce defence technology and industry in both (our) countries,"

As reported by Channel NewsAsia, "Both China and Japan claim a set of islands in the East China Sea - Diaoyu in Chinese and Senkaku in Japanese - as their own territory, and the escalating row has raised concerns that the two countries could eventually come to blows."

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has vowed to build more helicopters, drones and submarines for Tokyo.

To read the entire article from Channel NewsAsia, link here:

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