Faced with North Korea's rapid missile development, "We will consider all defense options, including the so-called counterstrike capability," he says.
India and Japan are mutually important to each other and share some common goals. But there are differences, including in relations with Russia and China.
Taiwan will be at the top of the agenda when Japan's Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada holds talks in the Pentagon with his American counterpart, Lloyd Austin.
Meet the members of the new Kishida Cabinet, including veterans and first timers, and discover some of the key points behind the reshuffle.