Organizers say the Australian Talisman Sabre military drills help Japan, South Korea and the US with "current and potential future global security challenges."
Passing up these agreements would squander Great Power relations dating to WWII and put friends and allies like Japan at risk from growing Chinese aggression.
The importance of Okinawa is about deterrence. Demonstrate you're a serious military with lots of partners and an enemy is less likely to try his luck...
While seeking global food and economic security, leaders at the G7 Hiroshima Summit expressed strong opposition to the use of force or coercion anywhere.
British PM Sunak said that President Zelenskyy's in-person G7 Hiroshima Summit visit sent "a powerful message about the unity and determination of members."
Bringing the 2023 G7 Hiroshima Summit to a close, PM Kishida called on all those assembled in his hometown to "believe in humanity and demand peace."
Representatives of Japan and Europe have bluntly told the leaders of China that they abhor its tacit support for Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Japanese Ambassador Yamagami's caution of "Remain vigilant on China" seems not to have gone down well with his counterpart in Australia from Beijing.
It is time for the Quad to jointly question and oppose China's relentless attempts at land and maritime territorial grabs.
Built on a foundation of economic powerplay and military modernization, predictions are for China's territorial assertiveness to continue on land and at sea.
Nearly one-half of Japan’s seaborne trade is carried along the Indian Ocean route, which remains vital for Japan’s tanker fleet and economic interests.
China looms larger than ever before in a wide range of regional security topics that prime ministers Kishida and Albanese will discuss.