TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese government-commissioned panel said in a report to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida that drastic defense buildup including the use of preemptive strike is “indispensable” to counter growing threats in the region. Kishida’s governing party wants to double Japan’s current defense budget to about 10 trillion ($70 billion) in the next five years. ... ... READ MORETOKYO (AP) — A Japanese government-commissioned panel said in a report to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida that drastic defense buildup including the use of preemptive strike is “indispensable” to counter growing threats in the region. Kishida’s governing party wants to double Japan’s current defense budget to about 10 trillion ($70 billion) in the next five years. Kishida earlier this year pledged to drastically reinforce Japan’s military capability and spending in the face of China’s increasingly assertive activities as well as threats from North Korea and Russia.
The shockwaves were felt all the way back in his homeland of South Korea, where the nation collectively feared the worst ahead of the World Cup. The shockwaves were felt all the way back in his homeland of South Korea, where the nation collectively feared the worst ahead of the World Cup. If he is to play any part in the World Cup, which starts on Nov. 20, it seems certain he will require a protective mask. “The World Cup is a great stage for Sonny to represent himself and his country,” Jansen said. “I expect him to go down in history as one of the greatest footballers from his country.”___AP World Cup coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/world-cup and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports___James Robson is at https://twitter.com/jamesalanrobsonCopyright © 2022 .2 months ago Federal News Network
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says the recovered debris of a North Korean missile fired toward the South amid a barrage of sea launches last week was determined to be a Soviet-era anti-aircraft weapon that dates back to the 1960s. The ministry said a similar missile was used by the Russian military to execute ground attacks during its invasion of Ukraine. Photos released by the South Korean military showed what appeared to be a mangled rocket engine and wires sticking out from a broken rocket body that was still attached with fins. The South Korean Defense Ministry said it “strongly” condemns the North Korea’s firing of the SA-5, which it sees as a violation of a 2018 inter-Korean military agreement on reducing tensions. “It may be in North Korea’s interest to hold some of its modern capabilities in reserve and test them at opportune occasions.2 months ago Federal News Network
Biden will hold separate meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol. Earlier this month, the South Korean military said two B-1B bombers trained with four U.S. F-16 fighter jets and four South Korean F-35 jets during the last day of “Vigilant Storm” joint air force drills. North Korea responded with its own display of force, flying large numbers of warplanes inside its territory. China “has an interest in playing a constructive role in restraining North Korea’s worst tendencies,” Sullivan said Saturday. Monday’s meeting will be the first in-person sit-down between the leaders since Biden was elected to the White House.2 months ago Federal News Network
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The recent release of thousands of prisoners in Myanmar is likely an attempt by its military-controlled government to “create a veneer of progress” in the country to sway international opinion, a U.N. expert said Monday. Myanmar freed about 5,700 prisoners on the occasion of the National Victory Day last Thursday. Among them were foreign nationals — an Australian academic, a Japanese filmmaker, an ex-British diplomat and an American. Australia, the United States and rights groups welcomed the releases while calling for Myanmar to free others unjustly detained. Andrews also met with Myanmar nationals living in South Korea to understand their challenges and needs.2 months ago Federal News Network
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The leaders of South Korea and Japan agreed Sunday to keep up efforts to resolve their thorny historical disputes as they’re pushing to bolster security cooperation with the United States to better deal with North Korean nuclear threats. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met twice on the sidelines of a regional gathering in Cambodia — with U.S. President Joe Biden and then bilaterally. In their bilateral summit Sunday, Yoon and Kishida renewed their condemnation of the North Korean missile tests that they called “a serious, grave provocation” that undermined regional and international peace. In talks with Biden, the three leaders said in a joint statement that they will work together to strengthen deterrence and ensure all relevant sanctions on North Korea are full enforced. Biden also reiterated that the U.S. commitment to defend Japan and South Korea is “ironclad” and backed by the full range of capabilities, including nuclear.2 months ago Federal News Network
So far, many aerospace companies from the USA, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan have signed MoUs with the Tamil Nadu (TN) government. “At present, on their own, these companies supply parts to big companies. AdvertisementApart from the present MSMEs, the government is also ready to provide all help to start-ups which are ready to manufacture aerospace parts, said the official. IAMPL has announced its intent to expand its operations in TN to support the aerospace parts global supply chain. All the MoUs signed from the three countries are for setting up renewable power projects within TN,” said the official.2 months ago The Federal News
These include wearing face masks in all public places, washing hands regularly with soap and water or sanitizers, and maintaining social distancing. Consult doctors, get vaccineThe IMA has advised people to avoid public gatherings such as marriages and meetings and international travel. Sources said the Centre might also issue an advisory to all states after Thursday’s high-level COVID review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A wave of fresh Covid cases has been reported in China. “We don’t have any direct flights from China to India or from India to China, but as of now, no such order has been issued to stop connecting flights to India arriving via China.1 month ago The Federal News