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

Topic |   Japan
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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