A “unilateral change of the status quo by force must never be allowed in the Indo-Pacific, especially in East Asia” ー PM Fumio Kishida.
“Tongans know their needs better than foreign visitors. Aid needs to be reframed as solidarity, not as benevolence.”
At the Japan-US Security Consultative Committee (2+2) talks, both sides stressed the need to “closely coordinate” on options, including the ability to strike enemy bases.
China’s former Foreign Minister Qian Qichen says in a book: “Japan was the weakest link in the western nations’ united front on sanctions on China.” Japan...
Heavily compromised cross-strait relations pose a threat to Japan, whose national security is intrinsically linked with that of Taiwan.
Thirteen of the 20 members of the new Cabinet are first-timers, while holdovers are confirmed for three key positions.
A visit to Yasukuni Shrine honors those who died in Japan’s past wars and reaffirms the nation’s resolve to renounce war and safeguard the peaceful lives...
The Chinese authorities’ readiness to use the coast guard law is aimed at establishing Chinese control inside the first island chain in East Asia.
The “Defense of Japan 2021” white paper is one among many manifestations of an international pushback against China and strengthening the strategic environment across the Indo-Pacific.
The whys and hows of Beijing military’s threat to “use nuclear bombs continuously until Japan declares unconditional surrender.”
Even China’s official English language newspaper, The People’s Daily, recognized the Senkaku Islands as Japanese territory — until oil reserves were discovered in the 1970s.
Our estimate is, Japan needs at least $91 billion USD in extra spending to get its defense where it needs to be. By the way, China...