228 words - July 10, 2013 | © DiploNews, all rights reserved.
On July 9, the Ministry of Defense of Japan has published its Annual White Paper (AWP - 2013). Describing the "security environment surrounding Japan" as "becoming increasingly harsh," Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera in the AWP's foreword listed North Korea (DPRK)'s satellite and nuclear tests, and "the rapid expansion and intensification of activities by China in the waters and airspace around Japan," as the most serious challenges to Japan's security...
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