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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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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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