Japan, Germany expand military ties as German warship visits

Japan’s Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi, center, speaks as Gen. Eberhard Zorn, right, chief of Defense of the German Armed Forces, listens during a news conference in front of the German navy frigate Bayern at Tokyo International Cruise Terminal in Tokyo, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. Kishi on Friday said Japan will step up military cooperation with Germany in the Indo-Pacific region as he welcomed a port call by the first German warship to visit Japan in about 20 years.