On Tuesday, Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi told The Mainichi Shimbun that Japan would not be able to remove itself from developments in Taiwan, the stability of which is important to Japan's security and linked to the peace and stability of the international community.
The intensive Taiwan-related discussions also included remarks by LDP leadership contender Fumio Kishida on the same day. He told The Wall Street Journal that Taiwan was at the "front line of the clash between authoritarianism and democracy."
"We cannot respond except by cooperating with our ally, the U.S. It's important to conduct simulations for this," he said.
I'm not sure what exactly Japan can do if China invades Taiwan. Yell and scream? That's about it.
at least they’re honest"We cannot respond except by cooperating with our ally, the U.S. It's important to conduct simulations for this," he said.
Japan cannot strategically confront China by itself, and does not have the ability to make the Taiwan question "Japan's business." Whatever they say on the Taiwan question, their goal is to win support from the US, just like the DPP authorities in Taiwan island did.
China will have to face Japan, a country in decline, for a long time. At the same time, we must bear clearly in mind that Japan is no longer the biggest obstacle to China's rejuvenation, nor is it the top threat to China's national security.
We are facing such a Japan: It is a US ally who constantly seeks global attention in the changing times while willfully provoking China. How to properly deal with it has become a long-term subject for China.
Japan is mobilizing 100,000 soldiers for its Ground Self-Defense Force's largest maneuvers in 28 years
The exercises are set to involve 20,000 vehicles, in addition to 120 aircraft and private ships, while the navy, air force, and United States troops based in Japan will provide assistance.
Participants will take PCR tests and implement other measures to prevent outbreaks of COVID-19, the report said. The announcement of the maneuvers followed statements by Japanese government officials,