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According to the news, during a meeting of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) subcommittee held on May 27th, Deputy Defense Minister Oniki announced that the 2022 edition of the defense white paper will include a new chapter on the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on international affairs.

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Regarding the addition of the new chapter, the official stated that the purpose of adding this chapter is to revise and adjust the national security strategy corresponding to the changes in the security environment around Japan.  It will be announced in July after a report to the Cabinet.

From Japan, the United States, and neighboring countries in Asia, to the composition of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), and to this revision of the military and defense strategy, it all shows that it is making further preparations for China’s invasion of Taiwan.  As a democratic and legal country, Japan, based on legislation and compliance with the legal order, has made these series of behaviors.

Reference: 
https://gnews.org/post/p2613195/

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