Its territorial appetite combined with the apparent graduation by China from a defensive to a preemptive strike posture for defense is raising regional alarms.
An exclusive interview with The Sankei Shimbun before the Japanese prime minister heads for the United Nations’ nuclear disarmament conference.
China is thought to have about 1,000 nuclear weapons. We need thorough discussions with no taboos to prevent today’s Ukraine from becoming tomorrow’s Japan.
Japan’s Self-Defense Forces do not possess nuclear weapons, yet nuclear deterrence represents the bedrock of our national security.