Japan Defense Minister Taro Kono said on Saturday he had confirmed with his US counterpart Mark Esper that islands in the East China Sea disputed by Japan and China are covered by the US-Japan security treaty.
The islets are called the Senkaku by Japan and Diaoyu by China.
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