Japan supports Ukraine by providing financial and humanitarian aid. It would be desirable to also ease its rules on the transfer of defense equipment.
Often a divisive figure, Kenzaburo Oe had a profound understanding of the human condition that only came to those who had suffered much themselves.
The wartime labor settlement only presents a band-aid solution. After all, the next South Korean government could dredge the whole dispute back up again.
The Taiwan military has languished in isolation for 40 years. Increased interaction with US forces is a move in the right direction.
Tokyo must clarify whether the rules for shooting down spy balloons also apply to manned aircraft, which have the potential to inflict more devastating damage.
The agreements included aid to the Philippines, facilitating military training exchanges, and enhancing trilateral security cooperation with the United States.
India-Japan defense cooperation has achieved significant progress through the recent rise in joint military exercises involving air, sea, and land forces.
There is first a question of whether the government and SDF possesses the capabilities and appetite to deal with a spy balloon or drone over Japan.
Unless Japan stands by the security documents, which could involve the use of civilian airports and seaports, the US might lose confidence in Japan as an...
Finally, after three years, the Sapporo Snow Festival is again drawing in visitors from inside and outside of Japan, albeit with toned-down festivities.
To avert what could be the biggest postwar crisis for Japan's security environment, the country needs a robust security strategy, including collective defense.
In the new book "Can You Win Against China?" (Kimi Tachi, Chugoku Ni Katerunoka), four key national security figures sound an alarm about the China threat.