First John Cena and now Japan: China triggered by references to Taiwan as a ‘country’

First John Cena and now Japan: China triggered by references to Taiwan as a ‘country’

Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, June 11, 2021 Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga this week highlighted Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan as countries which handled the Covid crisis well. China went into meltdown mode over this alleged affront to its sacrosanct sovereignty. Why? Because the Chinese Communist Party that thinks it owns China claimed Suga had […]

China Coast Guard ships enter Japan waters around Senkaku Islands for 112th consecutive day

China Coast Guard ships enter Japan waters around Senkaku Islands for 112th consecutive day

by WorldTribune Staff, June 4, 2021 China’s Coast Guard, which is now under the direct command of the PLAN (People’s Liberation Army Navy), sent four ships into Japan’s contiguous zones off the Senkaku Islands on Thursday, the Japanese Coast Guard reported. It marked the 112th consecutive day communist China sent its vessels near the islands […]

Japan finally set to break sacrosanct 1% GDP cap on defense spending

Japan finally set to break sacrosanct 1% GDP cap on defense spending

by WorldTribune Staff, May 21, 2021 Following Japan’s surrender in World War II and its occupation, headed by the “blue-eyed shogun: Gen. Douglas MacArthur, it adopted a “Peace Constitution” and has strictly limited defense spending since to less than 1 percent of its GDP. That’s about to change. Citing China’s increased capabilities in new areas […]

Poll of Olympians overwhelmingly opposed allowing athletes to take a knee

Poll of Olympians overwhelmingly opposed allowing athletes to take a knee

by WorldTribune Staff, April 23, 2021 Officials with the Tokyo Olympic Games announced on Thursday that they will not allow athletes to kneel or protest during the Games which are set to begin on July 23. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it polled more than 3,500 elite athletes and Olympians ranging in age from […]

China issues warning after U.S.-Japan Taiwan statement

China issues warning after U.S.-Japan Taiwan statement

by WorldTribune Staff, April 20, 2021 Following the Friday meeting in Washington between Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Taiwan was named in a leader’s summit statement for the first time in more than five decades. The statement also highlighted U.S. and Japanese concerns over Hong Kong and human rights issues in Xinjiang. […]

Rights groups in Tokyo call on Biden to join boycott of Beijing 2022 Games

Rights groups in Tokyo call on Biden to join boycott of Beijing 2022 Games

by WorldTribune Staff, February 7, 2021 Human rights activists in Japan are calling on the Biden administration to join them in boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The activists, campaigning to stop China’s atrocities in Tibet and against the more than 1 million Uighurs being held in concentration camps, said countries which allow their […]

Suga emerges as favorite to succeed Japan’s pro-Trump Prime Minister Abe

Suga emerges as favorite to succeed Japan’s pro-Trump Prime Minister Abe

FPI / September 10, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is expected to succeed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has nurtured security alliances in Asia to counter China while boosting Japan’s military under the post World War II pacifist constitution. Abe announced late last month that he is resigning due to health problems. […]

$23 billion F-35 sale to Japan called ‘major contribution’ to deterring China

$23 billion F-35 sale to Japan called ‘major contribution’ to deterring China

by WorldTribune Staff, July 24, 2020 Japan has purchased 105 F-35A and F-35B strike fighters from the United States in one of the largest foreign military sales ever. The deal for the Lockheed Martin-produced jets is worth $23.11 billion. The F-35A variant takes off from a normal runway while the F-35B is a jump jet […]

Japan’s Abe calls for considering nation’s preemptive strike capability

Japan’s Abe calls for considering nation’s preemptive strike capability

by WorldTribune Staff, June 19, 2020 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that the country should consider acquiring preemptive strike capability amid ongoing regional threats, including escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula. He made no specific mention of Chinese military aggression believed by analysts to have been a primary factor behind his statement. Abe […]

Japan joins U.S. efforts to secure strategic underwater cables

Japan joins U.S. efforts to secure strategic underwater cables

FPI / May 18, 2020 Geostrategy-Direct.com The top technology issue after 5G is the world’s network of undersea cables, a U.S. government official told a Japanese researcher during a meeting in Washington, D.C. in early March. As much as 99 percent of communications and data transmitted across the globe are made possible through the undersea […]

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