2023-01-31 04:46:30

NATO Chief Wants Firmer Ties With Japan to Defend Democracy

Logo U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
By Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, in Japan as part of his East Asia tour, said our security is closely interconnected and called for stronger ties with Japan as Russia's war on Ukraine raises global dangers and shows that democracies need stronger partnerships.

Japan has been quick to join the U.S.-led economic sanctions against Russia's war on Ukraine and provided humanitarian aid and non-combative defense equipment for the Ukrainians.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has sounded alarm that Russia's aggression in Europe could happen in Asia, where concerns are growing over already assertive China and its escalating tension near Taiwan. Japan also has significantly stepped up ties with NATO recently.

The war in Ukraine also demonstrates that our security is closely interconnected, Stoltenberg said during his visit at the Iruma Air Base north of Tokyo, where he started his Japan visit Tuesday after arriving late Monday from South Korea.

If President (Vladimir) Putin wins in Ukraine it will be a tragedy for the Ukrainians, but it will also send a very dangerous message to authoritarian leaders all over the world because then the message will be that when they use military force they can achieve their goals, he said. So the war in Ukraine matters for all of us."

Continue read on usnews.com

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-30 12:51:15
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday called for South Korea to provide direct military support to Ukraine, saying Kyiv...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-30 10:28:59
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) Turkey could greenlight Finlands membership in NATO before that of Sweden, if the military alliance and both Nordic countries agree to...

EconomyBy Natasha Turak2023-01-30 11:33:28
Key Points Finland and Sweden both formally applied to join the 73-year-old defense alliance in May of last year, reversing their long-held policy of...

Logo Bloomberg
Politics2023-01-30 14:53:42
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman talked about OPEC+ by phone ahead of the alliance’s committee meeting on...

Logo Bloomberg
Politics2023-01-30 08:37:40
China hit back at a report that the US has confronted it with evidence suggesting some of its state-owned firms may be helping Russia’s war in Ukraine,...

Logo Channel NewsAsia
Business / FinanceBy Cna2023-01-31 04:02:52
Best News Website or Mobile Service WAN-IFRA Digital Media Awards Worldwide Best News Website or Mobile Service Digital Media Awards Worldwide TOKYO :...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Samson Ellis2023-01-30 15:39:09
The Czech Republic’s incoming president, Petr Pavel, spoke with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen two days after he was elected, a clear sign the new leader...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-30 14:48:14
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) Croatias president on Monday criticized Western nations for supplying Ukraine with heavy tanks and other weapons in its campaign against...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-30 10:33:59
LONDON (AP) Former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that President Vladimir Putin didnt seem serious about avoiding war in the days before Russia...

Logo BBC
WorldBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-29 21:23:09
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suggested that Ankara may agree to Finland joining Nato, but not Sweden. He criticised Sweden's refusal to...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Burhan Yuksekkas2023-01-29 20:48:47
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey may ratify only Finland’s bid to join NATO, in a move that could delay Sweden from gaining membership....

Logo Bloomberg
Politics2023-01-30 10:06:44
China called on US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy not to visit Taiwan, raising the specter of a repeat of the showdown last year when his predecessor, Nancy...

Logo South China Morning Post
Business / FinanceBy Che Pan2023-01-30 14:00:15
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning said the US-led export control pact threatens the stability of the global semiconductor supply chain Before...

Logo Benzinga
PoliticsBy Shanthi Rexaline2023-01-31 00:05:38
As Russian troops continue military operations in the then more-than-four-month-old war against Ukraine, tempers were flying high. Andrei Gurulyov, a crony...

Logo BBC
WorldBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-30 18:56:54
By Nadeem Shad BBC News Protesters gathered outside Sweden's embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday to demonstrate against the burning of a Quran by a...

Logo CBS News
PoliticsBy Kathryn Watson2023-01-30 22:47:45
President Joe Biden said Monday that the U.S. won't be providing F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, appearing to reject a key request from the country as it fends...

Logo RTTNews
PoliticsBy Joji Xavier2023-01-30 12:11:59
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has insisted on returning PKK militants for his country's ratification of Sweden's bid to join NATO. Sweden's refusal...

Logo U.S. News & World Report
PoliticsBy Associated Press2023-01-24 08:31:14
STOCKHOLM (AP) Finlands top diplomat appeared to suggest Tuesday that the country may have to join NATO without Sweden after Turkeys president cast doubt on...

Logo Bloomberg
PoliticsBy Leo Laikola2023-01-24 07:27:03
Finland may need to reconsider whether to move jointly with Sweden toward membership in NATO after fresh objections to Sweden from Turkish President Recep...

Logo BBC
WorldBy Https://Www Facebook Com/Bbcnews2023-01-30 16:47:42
By Alexandra Fouch BBC News Poland has announced a sharp increase in defence spending, saying the change is needed because of the Ukraine war. It is the...