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-Nikkei-

来日中の米インド太平洋軍のデービッドソン前司令官は都内で日本経済新聞の取材に応じ、中国の習近平(シー・ジンピン)指導部が3期目の任期満了を迎える2027年までに、中国が台湾に侵攻する可能性があるとの見方を示した。台湾統一に向けた武力行使を放棄しない中国の姿勢は「アジア太平洋の安全を損ない、米国の安全にも影響する」と語り、台湾有事に現実味が増しているとした。

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-The Japan Times-

The former head of the U.S. military’s Indo-Pacific Command — known for his assessment that China may attack Taiwan by 2027 — has underscored the threat by Beijing, saying that a conflict scenario could include assaults on small, outlying islands held by Taipei, an overlooked potential flash point.

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-Kyodo News-

Former chief of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Philip Davidson said Monday he is standing by his earlier assessments that China may try to attack Taiwan by 2027, with Beijing showing no signs of backing down from its threat of using force against the self-ruled island to achieve reunification.

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-The Japan Times-

When U.S. President Joe Biden told Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday that the two were meeting “at a remarkable moment in our alliance,” he left little room for doubt that the U.S.-Japan alliance has hit a high-water mark.

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-POLITICO-

When President Joe Biden sits down with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Friday, it will mark a major tete-a-tete that could have profound implications for U.S. policy toward a critical part of the globe.

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-The Mainichi Newspapers-

日本政府は2022年12月、安全保障関連3文書を改定し、防衛費の大幅な増額や自衛隊の反撃能力の保有を盛り込んだ。唯一の同盟国である米国は、日本の安保戦略の歴史的転換点をどう見ているのか。22年春までバイデン米政権で国家安全保障会議(NSC)東アジア部長を務めたクリストファー・ジョンストン戦略国際問題研究所(CSIS)日本部長と、米海兵隊員として日本での駐留経験もあるウォレス・グレグソン元国防次官補(米国笹川平和財団特別上級フェロー)に聞いた。

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-Nikkei Asia-

WASHINGTON — Japan needs its air, land and sea forces to work together as one while linking up with American allies, said Wallace Gregson, a former U.S. assistant secretary of defense.

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-Nikkei-

国を守る軍の目的や役割は時代とともに変わっていくのが不可欠だ。日本は適切に変化している。かつての日本と米国は「盾と矛」だった。米国は地域の平和と安全を守る「矛」、日本は憲法上の制約と両立する「盾」で領土を守る純粋な自衛だった。

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-The Japan Times-

Japan on Friday laid the foundation for the country’s defense and security policies for years to come, signaling that Tokyo is now more ready than ever to shed some of the postwar constraints on its military.

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-The Japan Times-

American journalists and progressives were exasperated last year after learning that President Joe Biden nominated Rahm Emanuel as U.S. ambassador to Japan.

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-The Japan Times-

When former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared that “Japan is back” during a policy speech at a Washington think tank in 2013, he spoke of his determination for the nation to be a guardian of peace and prosperity in the Asia Pacific.

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