Mitsubishi F-2 fighters of Japan Air Self-Defense Force at Sagami Bay, off Yokosuka in November 2022. Photo: Reuters
Mitsubishi F-2 fighters of Japan Air Self-Defense Force at Sagami Bay, off Yokosuka in November 2022. Photo: Reuters
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Japan can do more to ease concerns of ‘wary’ China, South Korea on defence shift: analysts

  • Beijing accuses Tokyo of ‘stirring up tension and confrontation’, while Seoul wants prior consultation if its national interests will be affected by Japan’s counterstrike capabilities
  • Japan should regularly reassure regional states of the defensive nature of its security policies, build confidence with South Korea, analysts note

Mitsubishi F-2 fighters of Japan Air Self-Defense Force at Sagami Bay, off Yokosuka in November 2022. Photo: Reuters
Mitsubishi F-2 fighters of Japan Air Self-Defense Force at Sagami Bay, off Yokosuka in November 2022. Photo: Reuters
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