Japan remains constantly exposed to the menace of North Korean missiles, and ominously the Kim regime recently "legalized" its use of nuclear weapons.
The Chinese government claims that the Senkaku Islands — very much part of Japanese territory in Okinawa — are attached to Taiwan.
Taiwan will be at the top of the agenda when Japan's Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada holds talks in the Pentagon with his American counterpart, Lloyd Austin.
The targets for counterstrikes are likely to include enemy launch and related sites, such as anti-aircraft radar and airfields, if Japan is attacked.
Still missing in action is a well-considered plan based on a proper threat assessment, that lays out what Japan needs, and needs to do to defend...
Longer range, counterstrike ability and secure supply chain are features of the to-be-upgraded missile systems Japan has chosen to meet its defense needs.
It is important to keep the Taiwan issue alive in the Japanese public space and this is what the visit of the lawmakers has achieved.
China’s aggression has increased since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but do Japanese have the tenacity of Ukrainians to defend their country in an emergency?
Facing an uphill battle since launching an invasion of neighboring Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has earned the reputation of a desperate, miserable old man.
Where is Prime Minister Kishida’s sense of urgency? All celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the normalization of ties with Beijing should be canceled.
Prime Minister Kishida must now address China’s belligerence, constitutional reform, and other priorities that affect the whole nation.
“In the face of crises you may encounter in the future, it will not be enough to merely look right and left and choose the middle...