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September 3, 2018      At a cabinet meeting on August 28, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera reported the defense white paper for 2018. I appreciate the latest annual report as putting a digest wit...

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August 20, 2018      On July 16, the U.S. Department of Defense released an annual report on Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China. The report had been publis...

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June 25, 2018      At a press conference after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, U.S. President Donald Trump offered to suspend U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises as they ar...

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June 4, 2018      Shangri-La Dialogue 2018, an Asian security summit attended by defense ministers and senior military officers, took place in Singapore last weekend. Until two years ago, China ha...

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May 14, 2018      The U.S. government seems willing to adopt the so-called “Libya model” to the denuclearization of North Korea. The model featured foreign intelligence agencies already aware of n...

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April 23, 2018      While Japanese opposition parties and media were focusing on the vice finance minister’s reported sexual harassment and a Self-Defense Forces officer’s insulting remark to an o...

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March 5, 2018      Former Japanese Generals and Admiral participated in a BS Fuji TV program on the modernization of Chinese military on March 1. It was appropriate for the former Grand Self Defen...

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February 13, 2018      The U.S. Trump administration released the National Security Strategy (NSS) in December, the National Defense Strategy (NDS) in January and the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) ...

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January 15, 2018      On January 11, a submarine of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy submerged in a contiguous zone near Taisho Island of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, acco...

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December 4, 2017      On November 29, North Korea’s state-run news media reported that Pyongyang successfully launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) named Hwasong-15 that could s...

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