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China warns against moves to form “Chip 4” alliance 

All national dailies wrote that according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his South Korean counterpart Park Jin at their meeting in Qingdao on Tuesday that nations should protect their supply chains and not interfere in other nations’ domestic affairs. The papers interpreted this remark as a warning against moves led by the Biden….Read more

  • August 10, 2022
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Editorial: China’s missile tantrum threatens many nations, not just Taiwan

From immediately after the visit by United States Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China has engaged in massive military exercises in the vicinity of Taiwan, recklessly ratcheting up tensions in the region.   According to the Taiwan authorities, on August 4 alone the PLA launched 11 ballistic missiles. Japan estimates that….Read more

  • August 9, 2022
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Experts discuss Japan’s preparedness for a cross-strait contingency

Provoked by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China has begun its military drills. Nikkei interviewed foreign and national security experts about the security environment in East Asia.   China’s assertiveness is intended for domestic audiences By Kodo Yoji, former commander of the Maritime Self-Defense Force Fleet   The United States has a military edge over….Read more

  • August 6, 2022
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ROK Ambassador Yun says liquidation of Japanese assets to result in “astronomical” losses

Mainichi reported that South Korean Ambassador to Japan Yun voiced concern on Monday that Japan and South Korea and their companies would suffer “astronomical damage” if the assets of Japanese firms were liquidated and urged efforts be made to forestall their liquidation. The envoy said liquidation would wipe out potential business opportunities worth tens or hundreds of trillion won between….Read more

  • August 9, 2022
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FM Hayashi, UN Secretary General Guterres agree on importance of relaxing tensions

Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, and Sankei reported that Foreign Minister Hayashi met with visiting UN Secretary General Guterres at MOFA on Monday and told him that Japan “strongly condemns” the ballistic missile launches by the Chinese military on Aug. 4 as “a grave matter that involves Japanese security.” Hayashi also reportedly said “the actions by the Chinese side seriously affect the….Read more

  • August 9, 2022
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Foreign ministers of Japan, France exchange views on Chinese military drills

Asahi, Yomiuri, and Sankei reported that Foreign Minister Hayashi held a teleconference with his French counterpart Colonna on Monday. The two ministers reportedly exchanged views on China’s recent military drills held near Taiwan. Hayashi reportedly said Japan strongly condemns China’s firing of ballistic missiles that fell within Japan’s EEZ, while Colonna reportedly expressed solidarity with Japan and expressed deep concern….Read more

  • August 9, 2022
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MSDF officer assaulted during ceremony in Solomon Islands

Asahi and Mainichi reported that an MSDF officer suffered a minor injury when he was assaulted at a commemoration service marking the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands on Monday. The MSDF officer was reportedly slashed in the neck after he was approached from behind by a local man. The man was taken into custody….Read more

  • August 9, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Suprapartisan group meets with visiting Taiwanese parliamentarians

Asahi reported that a suprapartisan group of lawmakers on Japan-Taiwan relations led by LDP lawmaker Furuya Keiji met with Taiwanese parliamentarians in Tokyo on Monday. They reportedly agreed to strengthen cooperation between lawmakers in view of the rising tension between China and Taiwan following House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Furuya reportedly said the importance of diplomatic efforts by Diet….Read more

  • August 9, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > U.S.

Tensions over Pelosi’s visit bring Japan-China diplomacy to crossroads

Beijing’s response leaves no room to thread needle between economy, security   RIEKO MIKI, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — Japan’s careful juggling of a geopolitical hardline stance and economic cooperation with China appears to be nearing a breaking point, as Beijing fumes over U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.   Beijing is taking aim at Tokyo for being….Read more

  • August 6, 2022
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Will Yoon clarify South Korea’s Japan policy on Liberation Day?

President’s Aug. 15 speech will offer clues on importance of ties with Tokyo   HIROSHI MINEGISHI, Nikkei senior staff writer   TOKYO — South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol is set to deliver a “historic address” signaling a radical shift in South Korea’s policy toward Japan on Aug. 15, National Liberation Day, according to a source close to Yoon. The day….Read more

  • August 7, 2022
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