Evolving threats, such as hypersonic missiles that are difficult to detect, are prompting Japan to consider using UAVs for first alert in its national defense.
They share the concern that China might be plotting to use force to annex Taiwan and change the status quo in the East China Sea and...
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.
In April, the Indian government refused to allow a Self-Defense Forces plane carrying humanitarian aid to Ukraine to land in India.
The victory comes less than 40 years after Filipinos ousted the dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., who had imposed a regime of military law from 1972 to...
Russia claims the ban is in retaliation for Japan’s anti-Russian campaign, while using force to change the status quo in Ukraine and the Northern Territories.
Potential invaders would face a higher hurdle if Japan has its own military protecting the nation and its people, like other democracies throughout the world.
“The key is deterrence. I think you're standing on board a large piece of that deterrence, but also the training with other like-minded nations.”
The US State Department’s “2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices” recognizes the problem and its depth — a first step towards resolving it.
Poland's ambassador to Japan Paweł Milewski says military assistance to Ukraine would show that “Japan feels responsible for global security and world peace.”
The Week is a podcast for busy people who want to keep abreast of views from Japan ー how global events are perceived, and even community...
The debate serves to demonstrate that bullying and sabre rattling by the PRC and Russia has strategic consequences; Japan and its friends have options in response.