/ Mar 20, 2017

China warns U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan

China on Monday reiterated its firm opposition to U.S. arm sales to Taiwan, amid reports that Donald Trump’s administration is preparing a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruling island. “China firmly opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent and clear-cut,” ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

China aims advanced DF-16 missiles at Taiwan: minister

China is aiming advanced medium-range ballistic missiles at Taiwan as part of a growing military threat towards the island, Taipei’s defense minister said Monday. The announcement came after Taiwan said for the first time last week that it is capable of launching missiles at ...

/ Mar 2, 2017

Abe praises Trump's plan to increase defense spending

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe welcomed on Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to call for an “unprecedented” boost in defense spending. “Strengthening the Japan-U.S. alliance through the increase (in defense spending) will be positive for the peace and prosperity of not only Japan and ...

Feb 15, 2017

Japan to bolster missile defenses in face of North Korea threat

The government will accelerate work to strengthen the interception of missiles following the development by North Korea of ballistic missiles that can not be easily detected after launch, informed sources have said. Specifically, a Defense Ministry panel headed by state minister Kenji Wakamiya is ...

Feb 9, 2017

Scientists and dual-use technologies

Instead of encouraging scientists to participate in the development of technologies that have military uses, the government should boost funding for research that can improve people's lives.