Japan’s Defense Minister’s US tour to address “self-asserting China”: Report
Japan’s Defense Minister’s US tour to address “self-asserting China”: Report

Japan’s Defense Minister’s US tour to address “self-asserting China”: Report


According to experts, Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi visited the United States in May for talks with his US counterpart on strengthening bilateral ties is a response to the “increasingly assertive China” in the Asia-Pacific region.

According to reports, Kishi and Austin are expected to express their intolerance of China’s intensified military, diplomatic and economic pressure on Taiwan. The report adds that both sides are likely to express their concerns over Beijing’s unilateral attempt to change the status quo in East Asia by force, according to the Global Times.




has spared no effort to hype China’s “threat” to the island of Taiwan, and the meeting between the two defense ministers could involve discussion of specific support measures such as economic and military cooperation.

The meeting comes at a critical time, as it also provides the possibility of anticipating any threat to its surrounding regions, the Korean Peninsula, the South China Sea and the Asia-Pacific region.

In order to deepen defense cooperation, the United States and held a virtual 2 + 2 meeting in January with the signing of a new five-year agreement to share the cost of US military presence in Japan.

The meeting involved foreign and defense ministers from both countries and was, as usual, aimed at China, which was described as undermining the rule-based order and pose “current political, economic, military and technological challenges for the region and the world,” the Global Times reported.

(Only the headline and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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