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High level meetings between South Korea and Indonesia in Seoul to boost bilateral defense cooperation and defense procurement. Indonesia is reportedly leaning towards South Korea as the preferred negotiator for its planned purchase of advanced T-50 trainer jets.
The Shimoda Conference of nongovernmental policy dialogue between the United States and Japan is scheduled to restart after a 17-year hiatus. The Conference was held nine times between 1967 and 1994 to discuss a variety of issues, with the aim to lay the foundation for a more mature and productive relationship between Japan and the U.S.
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