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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 31, 2023
U.S. military accuses China of 'aggressive' encounter over South China Sea
The U.S. said a Chinese fighter jet had flown directly in front of a U.S. reconnaissance plane — the latest in a series of close encounters between the two powers.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 30, 2023
Japan and China to resume defense officers' mutual visits after four-year hiatus
The restart of the mutual visits between the Self-Defense Forces and the People's Liberation Army follows the end of China's strict COVID lockdowns.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 30, 2023
China spurns meeting with U.S. defense chief amid sanctions snag
China declined a U.S. request for the countries’ defense chiefs to meet this week, following concerns Beijing raised over sanctions Washington imposed on its top general.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
May 26, 2023
Winning without fighting? Why China is exploring 'cognitive warfare.'
The term refers to operations based on tech such as AI aimed at influencing the minds of adversaries, thereby creating a strategically favorable environment.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 17, 2023
China slaps comedy firm with $2 million fine over military joke
The incident has strongly divided the Chinese public over what sort of jokes are inappropriate as performances such as stand-up comedy become increasingly popular.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 11, 2023
South China Sea — not Taiwan — more likely spark of U.S.-China conflict, former Chinese colonel says
As close encounters at sea and in the air rise in the increasingly militarized region, accidents and miscalculations could have dire consequences.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
May 3, 2023
G7 turns to 'Global South' to counterbalance Russia and China
G7 nations are aiming to step up cooperation with emerging and developing countries to forge a united front on issues such as Beijing’s rising assertiveness and Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / ANALYSIS
May 2, 2023
U.S. and Philippines reaffirm ‘ironclad’ alliance while eyeing cooperation with Japan
Joe Biden and Ferdinand Marcos Jr. agreed to new defense guidelines, while Washington also clarified that mutual defense obligations would cover the South China Sea.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 1, 2023
U.S. and Philippine leaders look to craft closer trilateral security ties with Japan
A summit between U.S. President Joe Biden and Philippine leader Ferdinand Marcos Jr. could help pave the way for a reported tripartite defense framework with Tokyo.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 30, 2023
U.S. expects business engagement and 'military enhancements' from Philippines summit
Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is due in the U.S. for a four-day visit that is aimed at reaffirming the special relationship between Manila and Washington.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 29, 2023
In updated ocean policy, Japan slams Chinese and Russian military presence
Japan said in its new five-year ocean policy approved by the Cabinet on Friday that its 'national interests are under greater threat than ever.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 28, 2023
USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier to depart Japan next year
The George Washington, which was deployed to Japan from 2008-2015 until it was replaced by the Ronald Reagan, will be returning after a complex overhaul in the U.S.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 28, 2023
Marcos and Biden to discuss ‘evolution’ of U.S.-Philippine defense pacts
The summit in Washington will be part of a five-day state visit by the Philippine leader designed to clarify the implementation of the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 25, 2023
U.K. urges China to explain ‘biggest’ peacetime military buildup
The approach offers echoes of U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s more measured language toward Beijing, an attempt to dial-down the hawkish rhetoric.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 23, 2023
Three nuclear superpowers, rather than two, usher in a new strategic era
China is on track to massively expand its nuclear arsenal, just as Russia suspends the last major arms control treaty.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Apr 22, 2023
As Xi befriends world leaders, he hardens his stance on the U.S.
China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, rolled out the red carpet for President Luiz InAcio Lula da Silva of Brazil, lauding him as "an old friend of the Chinese people.” He sipped tea in a garden with President Emmanuel Macron of France, treating him to a performance of an ancient Chinese zither. And he...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Apr 20, 2023
The next arms race: China leverages AI for edge in future wars
China already produces the most top AI scientists, with the country hosting the first nine of the world’s top 10 institutions publishing AI-related papers.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 19, 2023
China bolsters military recruitment in bid to be ready for any future conflicts
In an effort to maximize its manpower, Beijing will prioritize veterans and aim to attract high-quality new recruits
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 14, 2023
Risk of Chinese economic blockade has Taiwan preparing response
Chinese military exercises are increasingly aimed at 'winning the war without an actual fight,” Roy Chun Lee, Taiwan’s deputy foreign minister, said in an interview.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 12, 2023
With China in mind, U.S. and Philippines agree on roadmap for security assistance
The roadmap is one of a flurry of defense and security issues discussed in “two-plus-two” talks held between defense and foreign officials on Tuesday in Washington.

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