February 07, 2019 13:20
Tokyo has canceled a plan to send the navy frigate Izumo to a multinational maritime drill in Busan in April and May after a recent radar spat with Korea over Japanese surveillance aircrafts' flybys.
"It's important to act in a way that ensures that the relations between the two countries moves in a constructive way," a Japanese Defense Ministry spokesman said. "After a review, Japan has concluded that it's most appropriate to respond to the situation this way."
On Jan. 27, the Korean Navy indefinitely postponed a visit to a Japanese naval base scheduled for this month.
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