On Thursday 29 April, US General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), met his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Hawaii. These were Japanese Chief of… Continue reading "Top US, Korean and Japanese Military Officials Meet in Hawaii"
Every year, the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) releases a “diplomatic bluebook” which serves as a publicly-available annual report on the country’s foreign policy activities. The 2021 edition was… Continue reading "New Japanese Diplomatic Bluebook Shows Significantly More Concern About China than Earlier Editions"
As soon as Joe Biden was inaugurated, China was quick to probe the president’s commitment to the region using both soft and hard power. The PLA Air Force intensified its… Continue reading "Biden Administration Moves to Reaffirm Pacific Commitment"
On Tuesday 17 November Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, traveled to Japan to meet Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to finalize a military agreement which had been in the works for… Continue reading "Japan and Australia Conclude Negotiations on Increased Military Cooperation Agreement"
While embarked on an overseas trip to Indonesia and Vietnam, that is expected to run between 18th and 21st October, the newly appointed Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his… Continue reading "Japan and Vietnam Reach Agreement on Arms Exports to Vietnam"