Japan’s Defense of Taiwan a Response to CCP ‘Mortal Threat,’ Says Expert

Japan's Ground Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF) Type-74 tanks move during a live fire exercise at JGSDF's training grounds in the East Fuji Maneuver Area on May 22, 2021 in Gotemba, Shizuoka, Japan. (Akio Kon - Pool/Getty Images)
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News Analysis Japan announced earlier this month that it will be sending 500-600 military personnel to the southwestern island of Ishigaki, which lies close to Taiwan, in a move that experts say will solidify the country’s commitment to defending Taiwan from Chinese Communist Party (CCP) aggression. The development is also part of a larger shift in Japanese policy towards increased international military cooperation aimed at countering the
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