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US military revamping airfield near Guam to ensure Indo-Pacific security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Air Force is stepping up operations in the Indo-Pacific with allies to counter the growing military threat from China and North Korea. This week, in an intervi...

Wargames expose US, Japan not fully prepared to defend Taiwan: Former US officials

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A cross-strait conflict simulation exposed gaps in the U.S. and Japan’s communication and readiness to defend Taiwan, two participating former U.S. officials said in...

US, Japan, S.Korea, condemn N.Korean missile launch in joint statement

North Korea's firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) this week violates multiple U.N. resolutions and threatens peace and stability in the region, the United States, South Korea, a...

Japan: Public reluctant to defend Taiwan should China invade

Fully 80% of the 3,000 adults interviewed by the Asahi Shimbun daily newspaper recently expressed concern that Japan would become caught up in the conflict if Beijing were to attack Taiwan in an effor...

U.S. strongly committed to Japan defense, Biden tells Kishida, hails military boost

President Joe Biden told Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday the United States was "fully, thoroughly, completely" committed to Japan's defense and praised Tokyo's securi...

US, others hold joint naval drills amid China concerns

BEIJING (AP) — U.S., Japanese, Australian and Canadian warships are currently staging extensive joint drills in Japanese and international waters, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday. Witho...

US uses farmers markets to foster ties at bases in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — As the United States and Japan further strengthen their military alliance, they've turned to farmers markets to foster friendlier ties between American military bases and their Japanese n...

US secretary of defense blasts China's coercion of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III lambasted Beijing’s intimidation tactics toward Taiwan on Wednesday (Sept. 14) during a meeting with Japanese Defense M...

Military analysts say active-duty Japanese officers bolster Taiwan-Japan military ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s decision to send active-duty military officers to Taiwan for the first time symbolizes the importance the country places on Taiwan, military analysts said on...

Japan's Kishida, Biden agree to cooperate on China, N Korea

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held his first talks as Japanese leader with President Joe Biden and confirmed they will work to strengthen their alliance and cooperate in region...

Japan removes Taiwan from China map in defense white paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In its "Defense of Japan" white paper published on Tuesday (July 13), Japan's Ministry of Defense (MOD) removed Taiwan from a map of China for the first time...

Biden tells Japan US will help defend disputed Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States is committed to defending the Japan-controlled Diaoyutai (Senkaku) Islands against China's claims, President Joe Biden told Japanese Prime Minister S...

Can Joe Biden turn around Trump's China policy in the Indo-Pacific?

China will likely remain at the top of the US foreign policy agenda as US President-elect Joe Biden begins choosing prospective members of his administration and organizes the transition to the presid...

Military balance across Taiwan Strait slipping toward China: White paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 "Defense of Japan" white paper states that the balance of military strength across the Taiwan Strait has further tipped in favor of China, and the gap i...