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January 16, 2023   At a Japan-U.S. summit on January 13, U.S. President Joe Biden highly appreciated Japan’s fundamental defense buildup including the acquisition of counterstrike capabilities. “We’...

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December 12, 2022   Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has indicated a policy of raising taxes to cover some 1 trillion yen as financial resources for increasing Japan’s defense spending. While Kishida sh...

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November 21, 2022   In a photo session for the first Japan-China summit in three years that took place in Bangkok on November 17, Chinese President Xi Jinping kept smiling when shaking hands with Ja...

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October 3, 2022   The detention and interrogation of a diplomat represent a grave infringement of national sovereignty. Russia has boldly done that. On September 26, the Russian government detained ...

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August 29, 2022   September 29 will mark the 50th anniversary of Japan’s normalization of relations with China. Holding a virtual meeting between the two countries’ top leaders to commemorate the an...

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August 22, 2022   Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida positioned his new cabinet as an emergency-response cabinet in his press conference on August 10 when he reshuffled his cabinet. He cited the ...

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July 19, 2022   The assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has prompted Japan to revisit its crisis management as well as its VIP protection arrangements. Japan, set to host an annual sum...

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July 11, 2022   The ruling Liberal Democratic Party won a clear victory in Japan’s triennial House of Councilors election on July 10, putting the raison d’etre of opposition parties into question. T...

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June 6, 2022   While Germany had decided to increase its defense spending to more than 2% of its gross domestic product in response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, the Japanese government ha...

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May 24, 2022   Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at his talks with U.S. President Joe Biden on May 23 stated his determination to fundamentally reinforce Japan’s defense capability and secure “s...

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