Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida passes a Japan Ground Self-Defence Force Type 19 155 mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer at Camp Asaka in Tokyo. Photo: Bloomberg
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida passes a Japan Ground Self-Defence Force Type 19 155 mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer at Camp Asaka in Tokyo. Photo: Bloomberg
Japan

Kishida puts military strike option on table for Japan, in ‘show of standing up to China’

  • Japanese leader signals ‘fundamental’ changes to defence strategy – and possibly the constitution – including the ability to attack military facilities overseas
  • Speech to the Diet comes amid reports that Tokyo and Washington have agreed that Japan will pay more to host US military bases and personnel from 2022

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida passes a Japan Ground Self-Defence Force Type 19 155 mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer at Camp Asaka in Tokyo. Photo: Bloomberg
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida passes a Japan Ground Self-Defence Force Type 19 155 mm wheeled self-propelled howitzer at Camp Asaka in Tokyo. Photo: Bloomberg
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