Prime Minister Kishida should realize that the Japanese people cannot be safeguarded unless the country's nuclear deterrence posture is strengthened.
The new National Security Strategy will likely determine Japan's national security trajectory for at least the next ten years. This is what you need to know.
While affirmation of the Japan-US alliance is welcome, more tasks remain as China, North Korea and Russia work relentlessly to bolster their nuclear forces.
Predictions on when, and how bad the trouble is the harder part. But what happens in the next few years will determine what historians write about...
With significant public support, the National Security Strategy tackles defending Japan and reinforcing the Japan-US alliance against an aggressive China.
The Ukraine war and double threat from China and North Korea in Japan's backyard have pushed Tokyo to update national security plans and step up India...
The National Security Strategy replaces haphazard Cold War era policies under which it is impossible to maintain the peace and safeguard the lives of people.
Japan is in a serious security environment. How dare China criticize its defense spending, when Beijing itself is on an accelerated military expansion?
Finally, the ruling coalition recognizes that, with neighboring countries threatening Japan, acquiring counterstrike capability has long been overdue.
Japan and its partners can only meet the accelerating significant challenges to a rules-based order posed by North Korea and China by strengthening deterrence.
The expert defense panel recommendations seek to give Japan a defense boost with the capability to deter, block, and repel invasion by other countries.
As global tensions rise, Japan considers long-range missiles to boost defense capability to discourage enemy attacks and protect its citizens' lives.