Misha gets a new sound system just in time for John and him to welcome Taro Kono, Japan’s Defense Minister. Minister Kono, who also served as Japan’s Foreign Minister, talks about the ways in which the Japanese military has modernized over the past decade, and discusses the worsening threats from China and North Korea. Minister Kono also explains the role of Japan’s alliances with the US and other nations, including Australia and India, which are a crucial part of Tokyo’s defense strategy.

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  1. colleenb Member
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    And Taiwan has been warning China about their actions possibly causing a war or, at least, fighting. The only way I see being able to push back on China is Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, other Asian countries banding together. Also need to keep the international community on China as much as possible. 

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