Japan Vows Bigger Security Role In Asia-Pacific To Tackle Threats

Prime Minister Kishida announces plans to boost country’s diplomatic and security role amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has announced plans to boost his country’s diplomatic and security role in the Asia-Pacific to tackle what he described as growing threats in the region amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Kishida said Japan will consider acquiring a preemptive strike capability in response to an increasingly assertive China, North Korea and now Russia – a controversial plan that critics have said will violate Japan’s war-renouncing constitution.


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