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90% of Japanese believe Japan should prepare for Chinese invasion of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine in 10 Japanese surveyed in a poll over the weekend believe that Japan should prepare for a Chinese attack on Taiwan, with 41% in support of changing the country's...

Japan, US fly fighters after China drill, N. Korean missiles

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese and U.S. forces have conducted a joint fighter jet flight over the Sea of Japan, Japan’s military said Thursday, in an apparent response to a Russia-China joint bomber flight whi...

Japan edges from pacifism to more robust defense stance

Speaking to Japanese MPs via videolink earlier this month, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy praised Japan for being the "first Asian nation that has begun exerting pressure on Russia."...

US, Japan in talks to store munitions near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. and Japan are in talks to stockpile munitions in each other's military facilities all over Japan, including on islands near Taiwan, in preparation for potenti...

Australia, Japan sign defense pact as China concerns loom

SYDNEY (AP) — The leaders of Japan and Australia signed a “landmark” defense agreement Thursday that allows closer cooperation between their militaries and stands as a rebuke to China's growing assert...

Japanese expats in Taiwan gear up for potential cross-strait conflict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese expatriates in Taiwan may have to organize their evacuation in the event of a cross-strait conflict as China steps up its military pressure. Kyodo News reporte...

Japan to deploy electronic warfare unit on island to monitor Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) plans to deploy an additional electronic warfare unit on Yonaguni Island in Okinawa Prefecture by the end of 2023. The Okinawa T...

Japan and Vietnam ink defense agreement, with eyes on China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan and Vietnam signed a defense agreement on Saturday (Sept. 11) that will allow for increased cooperation and exports of Japanese military equipment to the Southeast A...

Japan to stage largest Ground Self-Defense Force military drills in 28 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan is mobilizing 100,000 soldiers for its Ground Self-Defense Force's largest maneuvers in 28 years, reports said Friday (Sept. 10). The drills are scheduled to ...

Chinese commentator vows retaliation for Japan's missiles near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If Japan attacks China with the missiles it plans to deploy on a small island near Taiwan, Beijing will destroy Japan's military, a hawkish Chinese commentator said Th...

Japan to deploy missiles 300 km off coast of Taiwan in 2022 to deter China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's defense ministry is reportedly planning to deploy missile units on an island 300 kilometers off the coast of Taiwan in an effort to counter China's growing...

Japan to produce new fighter jet suited for incidents in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government recently carried out an administrative review during which it revealed its plan to design and produce a new fighter jet capable of responding to th...

US, Japan launch 'Keen Sword' exercise amid fears of Chinese attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. military, Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF), and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) on Monday (Oct. 26) began holding the "Keen Sword" military exercises amid...

US, Japan to hold 'Keen Sword' exercise amid fears of China attack on Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. military announced that it will stage exercise "Keen Sword" with Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) in Japan amid fears China could exploit distractions c...

Heavy rain floods southern Japan, leaving over dozen missing

TOKYO (AP) — Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen missing and others stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued. More...