Defense Minister Taro Kono has scrapped a plan to deploy Aegis Ashore, a land-based missile defense system. The decision has triggered a series of debate within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Japan’s future defense posture including the issue of “enemy base strike capability.” Kono ...
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While Xi Jinping may feel that he is winning the battle over Hong Kong, he is actually losing the war against the international community.
On June 24, South Korea and the United States commemorated the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. The two nations’ defense chiefs reaffirmed their commitment to the bilateral alliance, which “is built on mutual trust and shared values of freedom, democracy, ...
There is growing concern in Tokyo these days that what Xi said may not be what he does.
No matter who is the president, it has been always difficult for Japan to deal with the United States.
Presidents must represent both the ethical and political values of their nations.
Beijing has already crossed the Rubicon in Hong Kong.
After watching dozens of webinars, including one co-hosted by the Canon Institute for Global Studies and the Stimson Center, it seems clear that no one knows what will happen to the international order in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The reason is obvious. COVID-19 ...
The U.S. Marines Corps is a natural ally for Japan.
Japan has lost a true patriot who always did his best for his nation.