Japanese Ground-Self Defence Force Type 90 tank fires its gun at a target during a military drill in Eniwa, Hokkaido. Photo: AP
Japanese Ground-Self Defence Force Type 90 tank fires its gun at a target during a military drill in Eniwa, Hokkaido. Photo: AP
Maria Siow
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Maria Siow

Will Japan’s defence moves heighten tensions in the Taiwan Strait?

  • Apart from unveiling a record military budget, Tokyo and Washington have also drawn up a draft plan for a joint operation for a possible Taiwan emergency
  • While China has vowed to protect its interests, Japan should devise a strategy that addresses its security needs and at the same time eases tensions in the region

Japanese Ground-Self Defence Force Type 90 tank fires its gun at a target during a military drill in Eniwa, Hokkaido. Photo: AP
Japanese Ground-Self Defence Force Type 90 tank fires its gun at a target during a military drill in Eniwa, Hokkaido. Photo: AP
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