US Secretary of State Antony Blinken praised Japan’s shift in national security and defence strategies on Friday. Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken praised Japan’s shift in national security and defence strategies on Friday. Photo: Reuters

US officials hail Japan’s national security and defence shifts as good for Indo-Pacific stability

  • Japan’s new documents ‘reshape the ability of our alliance to promote peace and protect the rules-based order,’ US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says
  • Citing China’s perceived threat, Japan’s cabinet approves new defence and national security strategies and effectively doubles the planned security budget

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken praised Japan’s shift in national security and defence strategies on Friday. Photo: Reuters
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken praised Japan’s shift in national security and defence strategies on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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