US, Japan, Australia, and S. Korea join inaugural 'Pacific Vanguard' naval exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States continues to shore up military alliances in the Indo-Pacific to counter China’s rapid military expansion in the region. On May 23, the navies of Ja...

Taiwan to benefit from Japan’s move to boost island defense capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan is poised to boost its defense capabilities with the inauguration of multiple military bases on the Nansei Islands, a chain of Japanese islands that stretches southw...

China will declare no-fly zone around Taiwan before invasion: Japanese general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A retired Japanese general claims that as part of its plan to invade Taiwan in 2025, it will first set up a no-fly zone, followed by a battle with its naval and air forces and ...

Japan to deploy THAAD anti-missile system in Kagoshima Prefecture: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Japanese government intends to buy land on Mageshima in the southern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima to install the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missil...

China plans to take Taiwan by 2025, Okinawa by 2045: Fmr Japan Air Force Commander

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In a recent interview, former Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Air Support Commander, Orita Kunio (織田邦男), offers a warning and a bleak outlook for the Indo-Pacific regio...

Chinese navy activities a cause for concern: Japanese admiral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The highest-ranking officer of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, Katsutoshi Kawano, voiced concern over Chinese navy actions in the Indo-Pacific at the Raisina Dialogue in In...

Ex-Deputy Secretary of State Armitage proposes U.S.-Japan military unit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The United States and Japan should form a joint-mission military unit to counter the rising threat of China in the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea, former U.S. Deputy Secr...

Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, reviews members of Japan Self-Defense Forces during a parade of the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base in Asaka, north of Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (...

Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, fourth left, reviews members of Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) during a parade of the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base, north of Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016....

Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center standing, reviews members of Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) during the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base, north of Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Pho...

Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center standing, reviews members of Japan Self-Defense Forces (SDF) during the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base, north of Tokyo, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. (AP Pho...