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Japan responds to regional threats with defence enhancements

16th July 2020 - 13:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


This week, the Japanese MoD published its annual Defence White Paper, which provided some new information as the country’s military responds to its regional threat matrix and targets areas to create a ‘multi-domain defence force’.

Tokyo is not shy about listing China first as a serious security threat, along with North Korea and Russia. The document summarised: ‘In order to fully transform the people’s armed forces into world-class forces by the mid-21st century, China has sustained high-level growth of its defence budget without transparency, engaging in broad, rapid improvement of its military power in qualitative and quantitative terms with focus

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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