While seeking global food and economic security, leaders at the G7 Hiroshima Summit expressed strong opposition to the use of force or coercion anywhere.
G7 Hiroshima Summit leaders must face current regional security realities and discuss nuclear deterrence, not just the laudable goal of ending nuclear weapons.
Despite the growing nuclear threat and waning US influence, Japan stays committed to its three non-nuclear principles while South Korea's stance is proactive.
In the face of an increasingly perilous security climate, PM Kishida must discuss concrete deterrence measures and formulate a much-needed nuclear strategy.
If South Korea restarts a nuclear weapons program, "The pressure on Japan would be very strong" said former US Deputy Undersecretary of Defense Richard Lawless.
Prime Minister Kishida should realize that the Japanese people cannot be safeguarded unless the country's nuclear deterrence posture is strengthened.
While affirmation of the Japan-US alliance is welcome, more tasks remain as China, North Korea and Russia work relentlessly to bolster their nuclear forces.
The United States' method of negotiating with Pyongyang to achieve complete denuclearization has failed and its North Korean approach needs an overhaul.
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.
That China, North Korea, and Russia are flirting with a nuclear attack option poses an imminent challenge to nuclear deterrence for the US and its Asian...
The premise of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has collapsed. Threatened by North Korea and others, Japan needs a new approach to nuclear deterrence.
While the NPT review conference collapses, Japan is being directly threatened by the nuclear weapons of China, Russia, and North Korea.