Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Forces during a live fire exercise in Gotemba. Japan is expected to strengthen its military capabilities to deter China from escalating military activities. Photo: Pool via AP
Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Forces during a live fire exercise in Gotemba. Japan is expected to strengthen its military capabilities to deter China from escalating military activities. Photo: Pool via AP
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Japan’s defence moves ‘necessary’ amid growing China aggression in Taiwan Strait: analysts

  • Japan views tensions in the Taiwan Strait as ‘seriously destabilising’ to its own security as it relies on an open strait for safe passage of goods
  • Tokyo is pursuing a capability to respond to unilateral moves to change region’s status quo without escalating conflict, observers note

Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Forces during a live fire exercise in Gotemba. Japan is expected to strengthen its military capabilities to deter China from escalating military activities. Photo: Pool via AP
Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Forces during a live fire exercise in Gotemba. Japan is expected to strengthen its military capabilities to deter China from escalating military activities. Photo: Pool via AP
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