The American missile destroyer USS Barry transits through the Taiwan Strait on September 17. Photo: US Navy
The American missile destroyer USS Barry transits through the Taiwan Strait on September 17. Photo: US Navy
Japan

Japan unprepared for Taiwan crisis fallout if China pursues ‘military reunification’ route: ex-navy chief

  • Yoji Koda, who retired from the Maritime Self-Defence Forces in 2008, says Japanese policymakers and people should prepare for conflict between the US and China in the Taiwan Strait
  • His comments come as Fumio Kishida was elected to lead Japan’s ruling LDP party, making him prime minister. Tokyo’s outspokenness on Taipei has soured relations with Beijing

The American missile destroyer USS Barry transits through the Taiwan Strait on September 17. Photo: US Navy
The American missile destroyer USS Barry transits through the Taiwan Strait on September 17. Photo: US Navy
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