Cooperation among the four Malabar powers now only extends to the maritime realm and not to land. Human security too will need to become a focus...
Diplomacy has not stopped North Korea from firing off missiles. Japan must have what it takes to punish it as an aggressor nation.
Japan remains constantly exposed to the menace of North Korean missiles, and ominously the Kim regime recently "legalized" its use of nuclear weapons.
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.
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 actions against Japan are a signal to deter its pursuit of the free and open Indo-Pacific and dampen Tokyo’s growing global profile and regional voice.
Gone from the latest version of the white paper is China’s promise not to send military forces and administrators to the island after unification.
The more the US looks weak, distracted, and confused, the more pressure the Chinese communists will apply on Taiwan – to include tightening the military noose.
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.
China’s actions threaten to create a Taiwan crisis, which would be a Japan crisis, and could quickly create the danger of war in East Asia.
China hopes to block recognition of Japan’s extended continental shelf near Minamitorishima, interfering with development of seabed natural resources there.