Earlier this month, Japan and the Philippines inked a contract for the delivery of vessels that would constitute the largest in the Philippine Coast Guard. Though this was just one of many developments in the Japan-Philippine defense relationship, it is not without significance for ...
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The prime minister's leadership proved key to the broader evolution of the Japan-U.S. alliance.
While the move may appear routine, its significance is unmistakable.
Foreign Minister Taro Kono's visit this week reinforced Southeast Asia's importance in Japan's regional vision.