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Japan seeks record defense budget with spending for new technologies

The Defense Ministry on Tuesday requested a ¥5.4 trillion ($49 billion) budget for fiscal 2022, aiming to accelerate enhancement of…

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Japan to halt SDF’s Afghanistan evacuation mission as early as Wednesday

Japan is considering withdrawing its Self-Defense Forces from their mission to evacuate people including its nationals from war-torn Afghanistan on…

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To China’s chagrin, Japan-Taiwan talks could pave the way for closer ties

A meeting last week between senior lawmakers from Taiwan and Japan’s ruling parties may pave the way for greater contact…

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Japan airlifts 14 Afghans from Kabul to Islamabad

Japan has transported 14 Afghans aboard a Self-Defense Forces aircraft from Kabul to Islamabad in neighboring Pakistan as part of…

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Japan and U.K. hold joint naval drill south of Okinawa Island

Japan and Britain have held a joint naval drill in the Pacific Ocean south of Okinawa Island, the Defense Ministry…

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Japan to seek record defense budget topping ¥5.4 trillion

The Defense Ministry will seek another record budget of over ¥5.4 trillion ($49 billion) for fiscal 2022, aiming to beef…

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With eye on China, Japan to revise five-year defense plan ahead of schedule

Japan plans to revise its Medium Term Defense Program earlier than originally scheduled as it looks to boost spending to…

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China and South Korea blast defense chief Nobuo Kishi’s visit to Yasukuni

Beijing / Seoul – China and South Korea on Friday blasted Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi’s visit to the war-linked Yasukuni…

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Japan’s newfound boldness on defending Taiwan

In recent months, Tokyo has issued increasingly bold statements of support for Taiwan against Chinese intimidation, even hinting at military…

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Japan’s total number of fighter jet scrambles reaches 30,000

Japan has scrambled fighter jets against aircraft approaching its airspace a total of 30,000 times since the Air Self-Defense Force…

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