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China, North Korea, Russia-Ukraine, Security Top Of Japan-U.S. Talks

NEW DELHI: On ‘Talking Point‘, Tomohiko Taniguchi, Former Special Advisor to Ex-Japan Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s Cabinet and Professor, international political economy and Japan’s strategic diplomacy at Keio University and Robert A. Manning, Senior Fellow at the Scowcroft Centre for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council of the United States, Former Director, Energy and regional affairs, Strategic Futures Group, U.S. National Intelligence Council, and an Ex-Member, Secretary’s Policy Planning State, U.S. Department of State in analysis with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi.

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The panel discusses U.S. President Joe Biden and Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s first formal talks, fresh concerns about North Korea’s nuclear programme, China’s growing military assertiveness, whether the U.S. is distracted by Russia and Ukraine, the Australia-Japan military Reciprocal Access Agreement(RAA), the Japan-U.S. 2+2, the threat of invasion of Taiwan, Japan’s increased defence budget, other Japanese bilateral and multilateral relations and exercises, and Guam, Okinawa, and the Senkaku islands and the Indo-Pacific.