US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lands in Japan

The US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plane touched down in Japan on Thursday (August 4) for the final stop on her Asian tour. She began the key tour from Singapore on Monday and after that, she arrived in Taiwan for a less than 24-hour stay which flared up tensions with China. Pelosi became the highest-profile elected US official to set foot in Taiwan in 25 years.

News agency AFP stated that reporters saw the aircraft land at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo as she is continuing her tour after leading a Congressional delegation in South Korea.

In the aftermath of Pelosi’s Taiwan visit, Beijing launched large-scale military drills in the waters around Taiwan, whose defence ministry has confirmed that the Chinese military launched missiles from near Matsu islands. The ministry stated that 11 Chinese Dongfeng ballistic missiles had been fired in waters around the island.