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January 11, 2022   On January 7, Japanese and U.S. foreign and defense ministers held their so-called two-plus-two meeting on an online basis. On January 6, Japan and Australia signed a Reciprocal A...

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December 27, 2021   On December 27, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2022 into law, outlining the year’s defense budget. On December 24, the Japanese...

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November 22, 2021   On November 17, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, an advisory panel for the U.S. Congress, released its annual report. One of the report’s key points for Ja...

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November 15, 2021   The U.S. Bident administration has reportedly sounded U.S. allies out on whether its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) due out early next year should include a declaration of no first...

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November 8, 2021   On November 3, the U.S. Department of Defense released this year’s report on “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China.” Japanese media emphasiz...

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October 25, 2021   On October 19, North Korea test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile that profiled an irregular trajectory in the atmosphere. On September 28, it test-fired a ground-launc...

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September 21, 2021   On September 15, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia announced a new security framework focusing on U.S. and U.K. technological cooperation in Australia’s buildi...

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September 13, 2021   On September 10, Taro Kono declared his candidacy for ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s president, joining Fumio Kishida and Sanae Takaichi. In the unprecedentedly severe nation...

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July 19, 2021   On July 13, Japan’s Ministry of Defense released its annual white paper for 2021. “Chinese military trends have become a matter of grave concern to the region including Japan and the...

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March 8, 2021   The Japanese Self-Defense Forces (SDF) may conduct hazard shooting against foreign government ship crew members trying to land on the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, Defense...

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