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US secretary of defense pledges continued assistance to maintain Taiwan's defense capability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. will continue to ensure Taiwan can defend itself, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sept. 30. &ldq...

US, Australia, Japan defense chiefs reaffirm Taiwan Strait peace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The top defense officials of the U.S, Japan, and Australia highlighted the significance of Taiwan Strait peace during a Trilateral Defense Ministers Meeting on Sunday (Oct...

Japan defense minister likely to discuss Taiwan with US counterpart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan Defense Minister Hamada Yasukazu said Tuesday (Sept. 13) he would discuss regional security issues including Taiwan during his first face-to-face meeting with United...

New Japan defense minister and Pentagon chief decry Chinese missile firings near Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan's newly-appointed Minister of Defense Hamada Yasukazu and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reaffirmed a mutual commitment to defense in their first phone c...

4 Chinese missiles flew over Taipei on way to Japan EEZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government announced on Thursday (Aug. 4) that five ballistic missiles launched by China landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) that day and four...

Taiwan premier discusses Chinese military threat with Japan delegation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, Western Pacific and Indo-Pacific regions, have been damaged by China's military expansion, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said ...

Japan defense ministry emphasizes importance of Taiwan Strait peace in 2022 White Paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s Ministry of Defense released its Annual White Paper for 2022, in which it highlighted the shared values between Taiwan and Japan and emphasized Taiwan’...

Former Australian defense minister says strategic clarity not enough on Taiwan issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Australian defense minister Kevin Andrews on Tuesday (July 26) urged a globally coordinated effort to help defend Taiwan in the face of Chinese saber-rattling, in a...

New Australian leader Albanese makes whirlwind world debut

TOKYO (AP) — Hours after being sworn in as Australia's new prime minister, Anthony Albanese found himself fresh off a jet and thrown into the glare of a global spotlight Tuesday. He was rewarded with ...

Japan defense minister warns of Crimea-style invasion of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo referred to Russia's annexation of Crimea in a prerecorded video for a virtual event on Friday (Oct. 22) which, according to Nikkei ...

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 ...

Japan's defense minister says Tokyo cannot stand aside from developments in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo said in an interview with the Mainichi Shimbun on Tuesday (Sept. 7) that Japan could not stay outside developments in Taiwan as both shared un...

Japan calls on international community to support Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan’s defense minister has called on the world to pay more attention to Taiwan’s national security amid increasingly aggressive military threats from China. ...

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...

Japan's No. 2 says nation could take military action if China invades Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Aso Taro on Monday (July 5) said that Tokyo may take action if China invades Taiwan. While delivering a speech in Tokyo, Taro stated, &ld...