A fight to defend Taiwan will be far more deadly than Ukraine. So what if Japan takes the lead by ending its own strategic ambiguity first?
The Prime Minister says parliamentary debate and public opinion must be enlivened at the same time as the ruling party pushes for four amendments.
“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.”
PM Fumio Kishida and Senator Bill Hagerty— former US ambassador to Japan— talked about Russia's invasion of Ukraine and issues related to China and North Korea.
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.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and US Ambassador Rahm Emanuel reaffirm “shared commitments to a world of peace” while condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
A new two plus two economic dialogue recognizes the challenge of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s “technological might” across the Indo-Pacific.
The joint training taking place in Camp Fuji sends out the message that the US and Japan are doing what’s necessary to fight against aggressors in...
Coming at a time of rift in the international order amid the Ukraine crisis, Kishida’s visit will also figure into the future of the Quad and...
Some may say it’s unthinkable that the United States would not fight to defend the Senkakus. Perhaps it would have been impossible until now.
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.
Watch for coordinated efforts to prevent China’s imposition of totalitarian technology standards and shore up supply chain resilience through the broader US-Japan relationship in 2022.