The 3 parties directly concerned about regional stability and North Korea — Japan, the US, South Korea — all sit together in the UN Security Council...
The Fumio Kishida administration faces a mountain of issues affecting Japan, which it has so far handled irresponsibly and insincerely.
Many hope that the Fukushima treated water inspection team's work will lead to the lifting of South Korea's continuing import ban on Japanese marine products.
An alarming number of missiles have been launched in Japan's vicinity, threatening not only Japan's security but also the global democratic order.
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.
"My position on the comfort women issue is predicated on historical evidence and research" says Dr Tetsuo Arima in response to critics who would "cancel" him.
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...
Faced with North Korea's rapid missile development, "We will consider all defense options, including the so-called counterstrike capability," he says.
PM Kishida says his administration will do its utmost to return all abductees soonest. North Korea mocks him, launching a ballistic missile over Japan.
North Korea's grave provocation and challenge to Japan, the United States, and the international community cannot be ignored.
Japan and South Korea urgently need dialogue on security and economic renewal post-COVID. This requires a clear focus on the future and an end to rancor...
Japan is able to ship only non-lethal aid to Ukraine. It cannot have this legal limitation when an Indo-Pacific ally comes under attack.