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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...

Japan, US kick off largest annual military exercise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The largest annual U.S.-Japan military exercise, Orient Shield, got underway on Thursday (June 24). This year’s training event, which concludes July 11, is the 36...

Taiwan Strait tensions threaten Japan's national security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo said Thursday (June 24) that Taiwan’s security is directly linked to that of Japan’s. “The peace and stability o...

Japan’s defense minister makes rare statement about Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a rare statement about Taiwan, Japan Defense Minister Kishi Nobuo (岸信夫) warned Saturday (March 13) the balance of power in the Taiwan Strait is changing in China’...

Japan Defense Minister to visit India, plan first-ever joint military exercise: reports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Japan's Defense Minister, Itsunori Onodera will visit India in mid-August to discuss significant expansion of military cooperation and for the first-ever bilateral joi...

Australia, Japan and U.S. issue statement opposing unilateral action in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The defense ministers of Australia, Japan and the United States issued a joint statement in opposition to unilateral action in the South China Sea and outlined further mar...