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Senior LDP official calls for greater preparation for Taiwan contingency

  • December 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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Monday’s Sankei and Nikkei took up remarks made on Sunday by LDP Policy Research Council Chairperson Takaichi during a Tokyo symposium on Taiwan. She reportedly underscored the importance for the U.S. and Japan to draft a joint operations manual for dealing with a contingency across the Taiwan Strait. She also called for the Japanese and Taiwanese governments to draw up a plan for evacuating Japanese residing in the island territory in the event of a military crisis.

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