Suga in Washington. Indo-Pacific, Highest Priority for Biden Management

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will travel to Tokyo, Japan, March 15-17 to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to strengthening our alliance and to highlight cooperation that promotes peace, security, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and around the world. Secretary Blinken and Secretary of Defense Austin

European Union and Japan hold Consultations on Security and Defence

On 15 April, the EU and Japan held consultations on security and defence by video conference. In particular, they discussed operational cooperation for maritime security, following joint naval exercises in the Gulf of Aden in October 2020 and in the Arabian Sea in February 2021, as well as a joint port call on Djibouti in

By |2021-04-15T16:06:26+03:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Diplomacy, Indo-Pacific Strategy, Military Affairs, Security|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Japan Calls on China to Hold Relevant Elections in Hong Kong

Japan calls on China to hold relevant elections in Hong Kong in a fair manner that are open to candidates representing a wide range of political opinions. Statement of Japan on the Situation surrounding Hong Kong Since its return in 1997, Hong Kong has enjoyed prosperity brought about by a free and open system where

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

By |2021-02-09T11:28:37+03:00February 9th, 2021|Categories: East China Sea|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Chief of Staff of Japan ASDF Participated in Chiefs of the Air Staff Conclave hosted by Indian Air Force

From February 3 to 4, General IZUTSU Shunji, Chief of Staff, Koku-Jieitai (JASDF) participated in Chiefs of the Air Staff Conclave hosted by the Indian Air Force via VTC. In the conclave, General Izutsu gave a speech on the theme of “Significance of Air Power in Indo-Pacific Region” and shared the importance of cooperation in

By |2021-02-08T18:00:57+03:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: Sino-Sphere|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Breaking: Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Submarine Collides with a Private Merchant Ship

According to Japanese news agencies, there was an accident in which a Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine collided with a private commercial ship off the coast of Cape Ashizuri in Kochi Prefecture. In colliding there is no damage to the hull of a private merchant ship. At a press conference in the afternoon, Chief Cabinet Secretary

By |2021-02-08T11:09:42+03:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: Military Affairs|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What are the Advantages of Hypersonic Weapons

The history of war shows that speed is a key indicator to measure the performance of weapons and equipment, and it is also an important fulcrum for opening the door to victory. Hypersonic weapons combine ultra-high-speed, high damage, and high defense penetration capabilities. They have become another strategic commanding height in aerospace military competition among

By |2021-02-04T15:14:59+03:00February 4th, 2021|Categories: Analysis, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

UK Deeper Defence and Security Cooperation with Japan

HMS Queen Elizabeth’s deployment to Indo Pacific later this year will enhance Japan and UK defence cooperation Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab discussed the deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth during the “2+2” virtual meeting with their respective Japanese counterparts, Ministers Nobuo Kishi and Toshimitsu Motegi. CSG21, led by UK aircraft carrier

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

What is the Chinese Dongfeng-21 Medium-Range Ballistic Missile?

Dongfeng-21 ballistic missile (DF-21, NATO code name: CSS5) is a mobile medium-range ballistic missile developed by the People’s Republic of China. It is the People’s Liberation Army’s first solid-fuel propelled and maneuverable missile, and it is also the world’s first. This anti-ship ballistic missile has the significance of a missile milestone. At present, it belongs

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