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TOKYO | Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi arrived in Japan on Thursday, the final leg of her Asian tour that included a rare visit to Taiwan that drew the ire of China.
< p>AFP reporters saw Ms Pelosi's plane land at Yokota Air Force Base in the western suburbs of Tokyo from South Korea.
Beijing, which considers the self-governing island as part of its territory, has begun military exercises on an unprecedented scale to protest Ms. Pelosi's visit to Taipei.
Chinese ballistic missiles are said to have fallen into the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Japan for the first time, Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said Thursday.
As soon as the Chinese maneuvers were announced, Tokyo, a close ally of Washington, had reported its “concern”.
Ms. Pelosi, 82, whose first visit to Japan since 2015, must in particular Friday morning with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, according to state broadcaster NHK.