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January 23, 2023   A joint statement on a meeting of the Japan-U.S. Security Consultative Committee in Washington on January 11 said that the Japanese and U.S. foreign and defense ministers at the s...

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December 5, 2022   On November 29, the U.S. Department of Defense published its annual report on China’s military power. In consideration of debate on defense in Japan, I would like to take up two p...

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October 31, 2022   On October 27, the U.S. Department of Defense released the National Defense Strategy (NDS), the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and the Missile Defense Review (MDR). Of them, the NPR...

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October 17, 2022   On October 12, the U.S. National Security Strategy (NSS) was released, coming up with a newly organized concept of “integrated deterrence.” It is composed of five pillars: integra...

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August 8, 2022   While conducting military drills to intimidate Taiwan in response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan on August 2-3, China simultaneously engaged in non-military of...

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June 20, 2022   Kevin Maher, a former director of the Office of Japanese Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, has proposed Japan to provide the Self-Defense Forces’ Type 12 surface-to-ship missi...

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June 13, 2022   Taiwan is not among participants in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) naval exercise between June 29 and August 4, as announced by the U.S. Navy recently. The U.S. Defense Authorizatio...

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May 16, 2022   As Russia has threatened to use nuclear weapons since its aggression against Ukraine, insecurity in Japan about nuclear attacks has led to growing calls for “nuclear sharing” with the...

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April 25, 2022   The Ministry of Finance has put a brake on a growing call from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party for increasing Japan’s defense spending. “Japan can exercise its defense capabilit...

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January 17, 2022   The British Security Service, known as MI 5 (Military Intelligence Section 5), has issued a warning that a woman agent of China’s United Front Work Department has been trying to i...

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