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July 6, 2020 At a meeting with Central Japan Railway Co. President Shin Kaneko on June 26, Shizuoka Prefecture Governor Heita Kawakatsu refused to approve the company’s construction work for its pl...

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June 22, 2020   On June 15, Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono announced the government would suspend a plan to deploy Aegis Ashore ground-based air defense missile systems in Yamaguchi and Akita p...

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March 30, 2020   On March 27, U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in a telephone call agreed to work together to defeat the new coronavirus pandemic. Even in the presence of...

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January 14, 2020   On January 10, Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono ordered a team of a destroyer and patrol aircraft from the Maritime Self-Defense Force to go to Middle Eastern waters. Most of...

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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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