TOKYO, October 22. /TASS/. Japan and the United States will carry out joint space observation in order to counter possible attacks of China. As reported by the Asahi news daily, these plans are indicated in the main updated principles of Japan–US of defense cooperation, which will be published by the end of a year. The newspaper quotes Frank Rose, Deputy Assistant US Secretary of State, as saying that the US is concerned about increasing capabilities of the Chinese armed forces.
According to the government official, China carried out an anti-satellite missile test in July.
He added that joint space observation is a crucially important aspect of Japan–US cooperation under the emergence of new threats and challenges.
According to the document, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will be obliged to provide the US Armed Forces with information on spacecraft, gathered by its satellites and radars.