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South Korea, Japan, China Release Statement Calling for Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula

On May 27th, Japanese, South Korean, and Chinese leaders released a statement in which they restated their commitment to promoting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, Chinese Premier Li Qiang, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attended the summit. The leaders made the statements during the 9th Trilateral Summit between the countries in Seoul,...

Japan Air Self Defense Force Report First Appearance of WZ-10 Drone in East China Sea

On May 27th, the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) released a statement that intercepted a People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Wing Loong-10 (WL-10) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) over the East China Sea (ECS). May 27th Intercept The UAV likely flew from an airbase from Zhejiang Province and entered the Japanese Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) and then flew in a...

Japan Will Join Valiant Shield Joint Exercises for the First Time

For the first time, Japan reported that it will take part in the live-fire large-scale training exercise "Valiant Shield," taking place in June of this year, joining U.S. forces. Valiant Shield is a bi-annual exercise hosted by the United States.  The exercises will happen in regions near the Philippines, Hawaii, and Guam. Some additional training will take place at Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF) facilities in nine prefectures....

Japan Orders Civilians to Shelter Due to North Korean Missile Launch

At approximately 0945 EST, the Japanese government ordered civilians in Okinawa to shelter in place after a North Korean missile launch. https://twitter.com/jpn_pmo/status/1795090733294030937?s=46&t=fwloThPnqgTH71QlDeR_hA https://twitter.com/kantei_saigai/status/1795089082110054555?s=46&t=fwloThPnqgTH71QlDeR_hA https://twitter.com/un_nerv/status/1795089090062557194?s=46&t=fwloThPnqgTH71QlDeR_hA This is developing.

North Korea Notifies Japan of Satellite Launch Window

North Korea formally notified Japan and the International Maritime Organization that the country will launch a satellite between May 26th and June 4th. According to a NOTAM issued by the Japanese government, pilots are requested to avoid flying around Okinawa (Naha city), Miyako, Ishigaki, and Yonaguni islands due to the possibility that anti-ballistic missiles will intercept the rocket. https://twitter.com/global_mil_info/status/1794795933018017829?s=43 https://twitter.com/global_mil_info/status/1794795933018017829?s=4

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