With each missile launch by North Korea that Beijing and Moscow refuse to condemn, the authority of the UN Security Council is undermined.
The Taiwan military has languished in isolation for 40 years. Increased interaction with US forces is a move in the right direction.
Beijing's militarization of the South China Sea renders negotiations futile and could prompt the Philippines to seek an alliance with ASEAN.
Experts warn a further increase in China's military spending on the PLA will go towards nuclear weapons or aircraft carriers.
If the nuclear arms race intensifies after suspending new START, Russia may fall behind the US and China, which surpass it in technological and economic power.
Beijing continues to adamantly claim that "Taiwan is part of China." Thus, China's response to a US visit is expected to be virulent.
China’s rejection of sanctions against Russia and its launching of spy balloons reveal the yawning chasm between its lofty rhetoric and its actions.
Prime Minister Kishida should realize that the Japanese people cannot be safeguarded unless the country's nuclear deterrence posture is strengthened.
India-Japan defense cooperation has achieved significant progress through the recent rise in joint military exercises involving air, sea, and land forces.
Russia's illegal occupation of Japan's Northern Territories should not be treated as merely a matter between two countries.
Finally, after three years, the Sapporo Snow Festival is again drawing in visitors from inside and outside of Japan, albeit with toned-down festivities.
Publishing stereotypes and false narratives raises concerns that the BBC is tone deaf to the racism and misinformation conveyed by its foreign correspondents.