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US Space Force’s Counterpart in Japan to Start in April

Japan is establishing its own space force as part of the country’s air force, The National Insterest reported Tuesday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the new space domain mission unit will begin operations in April as part of the country’s air self-defense force and would collaborate with the U.S. Space Force.

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Reports: Trump, Pentagon Condemn Latest North Korea Missile Launch Tests

President Donald Trump and the Pentagon have condemned the actions of North Korea following that country’s latest missile launches, one of which saw a rocket cross over Japan’s airspace. Trump called the most recent launch test a signal of North Korea’s “contempt” toward the international community, Politico reported Tuesday. “Threatening …

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Reuters: Japan Considers Funding Options for Arms Exports, Int’l Industrial Ties

Japan is considering a plan to form a new government-supported financing body for military exports and international industry cooperation, Reuters reported Wednesday. Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo write advisory panel of 10 members from the country’s banking, legal, academic and defense sectors will meet after lower house elections in mid-December to discuss options. Reuters reports the …

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Japan, Australia Officials to Discuss Military Partnerships

Defense and foreign affairs officials from both Japan and Australia are set to discuss closer military ties amid the growing maritime tensions in the Asia-Pacific region with China, Agence France-Presse reported Sunday. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera will met their Australian counterparts Julie Bishop and …

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Japan Seeks to Amend Defense Strategy to Protect Allies

A panel of advisers to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose a set of conditions for exercising Japan’s right to defend other nations in case of an attack, Defense News reported Sunday. Paul Kallender-Umezu writes that the Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security is slated …

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Report: Japan to Lift Ban on Arms Sales

The Japanese government is planning to rescind the country’s ban on weapons exports in a move aimed at building up its military clout, Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday. Citing a Kyodo News report, AFP writes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet is set to decide on a draft document in March that …

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