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December 2, 2019   On November 23, Pope Francis aboard an aircraft on his way to Japan sent messages to the leaders of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He made no mention of protesters in Hong Kong, alt...

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November 18, 2019   Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to cancel his cherry-blossom party next year, after being criticized for having invited many of his political supporters to the publicl...

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October 28, 2019   On October 24, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech on China for the second time in 13 months. Since his speech in October 2018 that comprehensively criticized China’...

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October 7, 2019   On October 2, North Korea test-fired a “Pukguksong-3” submarine-launched ballistic missile from waters off Wonsan on its eastern coast. The SLBM was launched at a lofted orbit and ...

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July 29, 2019            China released its first defense white paper in four years on July 24. It is titled “China’s National Defense in the New Era” maybe because it is the first report since t...

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July 16, 2019            On July 9, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford unveiled a plan for the United States to form a coalition of willingness with allies in a few weeks to ...

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June 10, 2019            On June 6, the Japanese House of Representatives passed a resolution condemning Hodaka Maruyama, expelled from the Japan Innovation Party, for his remark suggesting a war...

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January 21, 2019      In mid-January, the U.S. Department of Defense published three documents - “China Military Power,” “Assessment on U.S. Defense Implications of China’s Expanding Global Access...

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December 3, 2018      In October when U.S. Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech clarifying Washington’s attitude of confrontation with Beijing, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited China ...

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November 12, 2018      One of the most controversial issues at the current session of Japan’s parliament is how to expand the acceptance of foreign workers. Parliamentary discussions focus on the ...

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