Pelosi visits Japan after Taiwan trip sparked outsized military drills by Beijing

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By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi will meet Japanese officials in Tokyo on Friday, following a visit to Taiwan that Beijing answered with unprecedented military drills and missile launches including five that landed within Japan’s exclusive economic zone. Pelosi’s brief trip to Taiwan, where she arrived unannounced with a congressional delegation late on Tuesday and left on Wednesday, marked the highest-level U.S. visit to the self-ruled island, which China claims as its own, in 25 years. It also came as Tokyo, one of Washington’s closest allie…

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