North Korea conducts second suspected missile test in less than a week

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North Korea fired what was believed to a ballistic missile on Tuesday, January 11, South Korea’s military and the Japanese coast guard said, the second apparent missile launch in less than a week after the reclusive state’s leader urged more military advances. The suspected ballistic missile launch was detected around 7:27 a.m. (2227 GMT) from… Continue reading North Korea conducts second suspected missile test in less than a week

Japan, Australia to sign defense treaty amid China rise in Indo-Pacific

The Reciprocal Access Agreement will enhance interoperability and collaboration between the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the Australian Defense Force, including facilitating faster deployment of defense personnel and easing restrictions on the transportation of weapons and supplies for joint training and disaster relief operations. “This treaty will be a statement of our two nations’ commitment to… Continue reading Japan, Australia to sign defense treaty amid China rise in Indo-Pacific

Japan signals more active role on China’s tough stand on Taiwan

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Japan’s new government signalled on Tuesday, October 5, a more assertive position on China’s aggressive posture towards self-ruled Taiwan, suggesting it would consider options and prepare for “various scenarios”, while reaffirming close US ties. Taiwan and broader relations with China are likely to dominate security policies and foreign relations from the outset of new Prime… Continue reading Japan signals more active role on China’s tough stand on Taiwan