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Jun 13, 2022 07:06 PM
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Japan to Boost Country’s Defense Capability

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at the 2022 Shangri-La dialogue summit in Singapore on Friday. Photo: Hai Yue/Caixin
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at the 2022 Shangri-La dialogue summit in Singapore on Friday. Photo: Hai Yue/Caixin

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has vowed to enhance the country’s defense capacity substantially in the coming years, citing Russia’s aggression in Ukraine as posing a risk to peace in the region.

“I myself have a strong sense of urgency that Ukraine today may be East Asia tomorrow,” said Kishida in delivering a keynote speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Friday.

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