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February 19, 2024   The leadership of the Komeito Party, a junior coalition partner of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, remains cautious over the joint development of the next-generation fighter...

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December 4, 2023   The ruling parties’ coordination on Japan’s overseas defense equipment transfers between Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito is in disarray as the latter ha...

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August 28, 2023   Japan’s self-imposed restrictions, such as the former Three Principles on Arms Exports and their revised version known as Three Principles on Transfer of Defense Equipment and Tech...

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April 3, 2023   It is needless to say that a Taiwan contingency would amount to a Japan contingency. A sense of crisis regarding a probable Taiwan contingency is growing as never before in the Unite...

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December 19, 2022   At a cabinet meeting on December 16, the Japanese government decided on its three strategic documents, namely, the National Security Strategy, National Defense Strategy and Defen...

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September 20, 2022   On September 11, Ukrainian forces won back Izyum, a strategic hub in the northeastern Ukraine state of Kharkiv, after advancing as much as 80 to 100 kilometers in four days. At ...

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August 1, 2022   The United States and China have been jockeying over U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned visit to Taiwan. In a two-hour call with U.S. President Joe Biden on July 28, Chinese ...

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April 11, 2022   The United States, Britain and Australia are now promoting a project for the Australian Navy to acquire a nuclear-powered submarine under their AUKUS security partnership framework ...

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March 14, 2022   In a television program on October 15, 2006, Shoichi Nakagawa, then chairman of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s Policy Research Council, called for carrying out thorough discu...

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January 17, 2022   Last October, the Taiwanese defense minister indicated China could be ready to mount a full-scale invasion of Taiwan by 2025. Last June, the U.S. Indo-Pacific commander told the S...

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