The Prime Minister of Japan warns: – We are facing a historic turning point

The Prime Minister of Japan warns: – We are facing a historic turning point

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is scheduled to meet on Wednesday with US President Joe Biden in Washington.

The meeting between Kishida and Biden was described as a historic opportunity for the United States and Japan to modernize their alliance by the American authorities. CNN.

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– Facing a historical turning point

In an interview with CNN before the summit with Biden, Kishida says that geopolitical tensions have prompted Japan to change its defensive stance.

– When we witness Russian aggression in Ukraine, the ongoing situation in the Middle East, as well as the situation in East Asia, we are facing a historic turning point, the Japanese Prime Minister tells CNN.

Japan decided to strengthen its defenses “fundamentally,” according to Kishida.

– He says: We have changed Japan's security policy to a great extent.

Restructuring

The United States and Japan are reportedly preparing for the biggest modernization of the bilateral security alliance since its founding in 1960. Financial Times two weeks ago.

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Biden and Kishida will present the plan on Wednesday.

The newspaper quoted sources involved in the work as saying that the modernization includes restructuring the US military command in Japan to enhance operational planning, including exercises in which the two countries participate.

Japan is a major ally of the United States and important to US policy towards China and North Korea.

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