Japan Rearms Itself

Japan Rearms Itself
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Japan is getting ready to protect itself from China in the Indo-Pacific area. They have made two new documents about defense, and the United States will give them special missiles. Japan will spend more money on their military to be stronger and become one of the top five defense countries. Japan thinks that if they invest in their own defense, the United States and other friends will be more likely to help them if there is a problem.
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Japan is getting ready to protect itself from China in the Indo-Pacific area. They have made two new documents about defense, and the United States will give them special missiles. Japan will spend more money on their military to be stronger and become one of the top five defense countries. Japan thinks that if they invest in their own defense, the United States and other friends will be more likely to help them if there is a problem.
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protect Indo-Pacific documents defense special missiles spend money military stronger top five defense country invest problem
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Japan is taking a bold step by abandoning its traditional cautious posture and heavily rearming itself to confront the threat posed by China in the Indo-Pacific region. To this end, Japan has released two new defense-related documents, including a National Security Strategy and a National Defense Strategy. The United States has also agreed to provide Tomahawk cruise missiles to Tokyo, a privilege that was previously only granted to the United Kingdom. Additionally, Japan's military budget is anticipated to increase to 2% of GDP over the next five years, which could place Tokyo among the top five global defense players. The Japanese government has concluded that the most effective approach to secure the support of the United States and other allies in the event of a crisis is to make a substantial investment in its own defense.
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Japan is taking a bold step by abandoning its traditional cautious posture and heavily rearming itself to confront the threat posed by China in the Indo-Pacific region. To this end, Japan has released two new defense-related documents, including a National Security Strategy and a National Defense Strategy. The United States has also agreed to provide Tomahawk cruise missiles to Tokyo, a privilege that was previously only granted to the United Kingdom. Additionally, Japan's military budget is anticipated to increase to 2% of GDP over the next five years, which could place Tokyo among the top five global defense players. The Japanese government has concluded that the most effective approach to secure the support of the United States and other allies in the event of a crisis is to make a substantial investment in its own defense.
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a bold step abandon traditional cautious posture region defense-related documents national security strategy missiles privilege only granted to previously anticipated effective approach secure the support allies in the event of crisis substantial investment
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Further Reading

Le Japon en passe de se placer dans les cinq premiers acteurs de défense mondiaux
Face à la menace que la Chine fait peser sur la région indo-pacifique, le Japon abandonne sa posture prudente traditionnelle, réarme massivement et se range dans le camp des États-Unis.
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