Former special adviser to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
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Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s plan to double the country’s military spending, together with the recent update to Japan’s national security strategy, continues a historic policy shift begun by his predecessor. Taniguchi Tomohiko writes the aim is clear: to improve Japan's ability to confront the threat posed by China’s expansionism.