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Japan Expresses Concern About Xinjiang Abuses Ahead of Beijing Olympics
On Feb. 1, Japan’s lower house of parliament adopted a resolution that expressed concern about the Chinese communist regime’s human rights abuses against the Uyghur ethnic group in Xinjiang. The resolution was adopted just days...
US Marines take part in a field drill during joint military exercises with Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force in Eniwa, Hokkaido prefecture, on Aug. 16, 2017. Some 300 Japanese and US servicemen took part in the joint drill on Japan's northern island.
Tokyo Overhauls Security Strategy To Align With United States
On Jan. 26, Japan began discussions on overhauling the country’s security strategy. The main focus of the discussion is boosting cooperation with the United States in areas like cybersecurity and space security. Japan’s National Security...
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‘Historic’ Defense Pact Signed By Japan and Australia Amidst China’s Expanding Aggression
On Jan. 6, the Prime Ministers of Japan and Australia met via a virtual meeting to sign a defense treaty in response to the growing military and economic aggression of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)....
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US Admiral Warns of Ever-Growing Threat From China
Adm. John C. Aquilino, the head of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, recently warned about China’s growing military capabilities and insisted that America needs to operate with a higher sense of urgency to deal with Beijing....
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Japan’s Ruling Conservatives Easily Secure Majority in Parliamentary Election
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), the current ruling party of Japan, has won the 2021 general election, securing a majority of seats in the national parliament. During the election campaign, LDP leader and Prime Minister of...
Who is Fumio Kishida, Japan’s Next Prime Minister, and What Challenges Does He Face?
Fumio Kishida, a former foreign minister for Japan, is set to become the country’s 100th Prime Minister after winning the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) leadership election on Sep. 29. Kishida is expected to assume...
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 29: Japanese outgoing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (L) receives a bouquet of flowers from former foreign Minister Fumio Kishida after Kishida was announced the winner of the Liberal Democrat Party leadership election on September 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Suga Departing: Abe’s ‘Right Hand Man’ Leaves Japanese PM Office After One Year
When Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced in September that he would be stepping down, the Japan Times indicated that his was a bombshell decision, reporting that the Japanese business community was “stunned”. The PM...
TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 28: Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the Prime Minister's official residence on September 28, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Mr Suga announced that the coronavirus state of emergency will end on Thursday, September 30.
Suga lifts COVID-19 State of Emergency
Noting that COVID-19 infections have significantly declined from their peak, the Japanese government will end the state of emergency covering Tokyo, Osaka, and 17 other prefectures today, September 30. The restrictions have been in effect...
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Fumio Kishida Set to Become Japan’s 100th Prime Minister
Fumio Kishida, 64, is set to become Japan's 100th prime minister following a leadership vote on Wednesday, Sept. 29, by the incumbent Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). Kishida won the runoff 250-170 against rival Taro Kono...
Japanese Prime Minister Candidate Calls for Increased Missile-Strike Capabilities to ‘Resist Authoritarianism’s Advance’
One of the top two candidates vying to become Japan’s next Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, has said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that Japan should consider expanding its missile-strike capabilities in...