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Japan defense chief urges stronger EU military presence in Asia | Source: Japan Times

Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi attends a live fire exercise at the Ground Self-Defense Force’s training grounds in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, on May 22.

Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi told a European Parliament he expects EU member states to “visibly increase their military presence” in the Indo-Pacific region, where China is raising its clout. The remarks suggest that Tokyo wishes to have its view reflected in the European Union’s detailed strategy on the Indo-Pacific, which the bloc plans to draw up by September.

Source: Japan Times


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