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Japan, S. Korea agree to boost security cooperation

South Korean Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup (pictured left) and his Japanese counterpart, Yasukazu Hamada (pictured right), agreed to further strenghten bilateral security cooperation on Sunday, including collaborative efforts with the United States to deter North Korea's missile and nuclear threats.

"We discussed a full range of issues, including the radar incident," Hamada told reporters after the meeting at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue Summit in Singapore, marking the first meeting of the two countries' defense ministers in nearly four years. Both sides "agreed to focus on coming up with measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future by holding working-level talks to that end," Lee said.

Earlier, the South Korean minister of defense announced the agreement between Tokyo, Washington, and Seoul to create a joint system that would send warning information regarding North Korea's missile launches later this year.

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