China to Conduct Military Exercises in the Yellow Sea between 9-13 July

According to a notice released by China’s Shandong Maritime Safety Administration on July 8, military exercises will be carried out in waters of the Yellow Sea from July 9 to July 13, 2021, local time. MILITARY EXERCISES FROM 090000UTC TO 131000UTC JUL IN AREA FROM RONGCHENG TO LIANYUNGANG BOUNDED BY THE LINES JIONING: (1) 36-06N/120-47E;

Japan believes the Merchant Ship that Collided with the Submarine Soryu is to be the Hong Kong Registered Cargo Ship

The Maritime Self-Defense Force's submarine "Soryu" collided with a private commercial ship off the coast of Ashizurimisaki, Kochi Prefecture. The antenna was damaged and communication with the outside was temporarily disabled, resulting in more than 3 hours before the accident could be reported. The JMSDF set up an accident investigation committee on the 8th to

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USS Rafael Peralta Arrives in Japan

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrived Feb. 4, to its new forward deployed location in Yokosuka, Japan. The forward presence of Rafael Peralta enhances the national security of the United States and allies and partners, and improves its ability to protect strategic interests. It will directly support the Defense Strategic

Japan and the United States Confirm the Application of Article 5 of Japan-US Security to the Senkaku Islands

Following the inauguration of the US Biden administration, Shigeru Kitamura, director of the National Security Bureau, held the first telephone talks with US National Security Adviser Sullivan on the night of the 21st. Along with the importance of the Japan-US alliance, the new Biden administration has reaffirmed that Article 5 of the Japan-US Security Treaty,

Japan Defence Minister Kishi Held a VTC with Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe

On December 14, 2020, Minister KISHI held a video teleconference with Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe for approximately 95 minutes. State Councilor Wei congratulated Minister Kishi on his appointment as Minister of Defense. Minister Kishi expressed his appreciation. The two Ministers exchanged views on the Japan-China relationship and the regional security issues.

Exclusive: Britain will Send Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers to Japan Offshore Next Year

Several Japanese government officials revealed on the 5th that the British Navy will dispatch the most sophisticated aircraft carrier "Queen Elizabeth" to the Western Pacific including Okinawa Prefecture and other southern islands as soon as early next year. The core aircraft carrier strike group is expected to receive support from the US military in Japan.

Historical and Geopolitical Background of Kuril Islands dispute

The Kuril Islands dispute, also known in Japan as the Northern Territories dispute, is a disagreement between Japan and Russia and also some individuals of the Ainu people over sovereignty of the four southernmost Kuril Islands. The Kuril Islands is a chain of islands that stretch between the Japanese island of Hokkaido at the southern end

The U.S. and Republic of Korea Promote Cooperation Between the Indo-Pacific Strategy and the New Southern Policy

As allies whose relationship is grounded in our shared values, the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United States of America continue to work together to create a safe, prosperous, and dynamic Indo-Pacific region through cooperation between the Republic of Korea’s New Southern Policy and the United States’ Indo-Pacific Strategy based on the principles of openness, inclusiveness, transparency, respect for international

Japan “Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP)” Vision

Context In August 2016, Prime Minister ABE unveiled the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” concept in his keynote address at TICAD VI in Kenya Japan’s fundamental aim is to foster regional stability and prosperity by improving connectivity between Asia and Africa through a free and open Indo-Pacific region Three Pillars of “FOIP” Promotion and establishment of

Keen Sword Redefines Integrated U.S.-Japan Air, Missile Defense

The 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade deployed units to various locations throughout Japan to validate its ability to expeditiously reallocate defensive resources and create a first-time regionally integrated, layered Air Defense network with joint and bilateral partners during Keen Sword 2021 from Oct. 26 to Nov. 5. KS21 is a biennial, Chairman of the Joint

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